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mandible

1. the lower jawbone in vertebrates
2. either of a pair of mouthparts in insects and other arthropods that are usually used for biting and crushing food
3. Ornithol either the upper or the lower part of the bill, esp the lower part

mandible

[′man·də·bəl]
(anatomy)
The bone of the lower jaw.
The lower jaw.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various mouthparts in many invertebrates designed to hold or bite into food.
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MacNeilage (1998) ressalta que, para bebes em fase de balbucio (712 meses) e de primeiras palavras (12-18 meses), a principal fonte de variacao no componente articulatorio e o movimento da mandibula, que possui ainda limitacao na variacao de outros articuladores.
Uma abordagem dinamica nao admite a explicacao do fenomeno apenas pela oscilacao da mandibula na formacao dos vieses de coocorrencia CV.
Most of the upper part of the vertebral column (cervical vertebrae and single thoracic vertebrae) was not preserved and the lower mandibula was missing (Saadre 1936).
Similarly to the first burial the dated skeleton was only partially preserved with the bones being fragmentary: the vertebral column was found with the cervical vertebrae lying east of the rest, a mandibula with teeth and two loose teeth were found at the same place.
corpus Kivisaare, Central Poz-10840 Human, burial IV Estonia cranium Tamula I, SE Poz-15645 Human, femur burial I Estonia Tamula I, SE Poz-10826 Human, costa burial III (d) Estonia Tamula I, SE Hela-1335 Human, burial VII Estonia mandibula Tamula I, SE Hela-1336 Human, femur burial VIII Estonia sinister Tamula I, SE Ua-4828 Human, concha burial X Estonia nasalis Tamula I, SE Hela-1337 Human, femur burial XIX Estonia Tamula I, SE Ta-219 Wood from definite burial Estonia bottom unknown of grave Sope, NE Poz-10827 Human, female, burial II Estonia metatarsus I dext.
The new channel sampling follows re-mapping and rock chip traversing of the Mandibula zone that discovered gold mineralization in rock previously thought to be unmineralized.
The Mandibula work is part of Exeter's three-drill-rig, resource expansion program at La Cabeza.
I am confident that we can achieve similar success in the vicinity of the nearby Ojo, Luna, and Mandibula mineralized zones, that, collectively, constitute the La Cabeza resource.
The revised mineral resources estimates for the Cuello, Luna, Ojo, and Mandibula deposits were made by Hellman & Schofield, Sydney, Australia using Multiple Indicator Kriging ("MIK") methodology applied to the Exeter database and geological models.
AMDAD also carried out conceptual pit designs for Cuello, Luna, Ojo, and Mandibula which showed that, in addition to the indicated resource within pit perimeters, a significant proportion of the inferred resource remained within the potential open pits.
The revised global inferred mineral resource estimates for the El Cuello, La Luna, El Ojo, and La Mandibula deposits were interpolated by the use of the Multiple Indicator Kriging method.