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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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A 15-year-old female patient was admitted to the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, complaining of gradually increasing swelling on her left side of mandible, started one year ago with severe and unusual pain at the related region.
Dimension weights plot caudated from weight matrix analyze was revealed that varieties of ventral of the cranium and mandible had effects on Dimension 2, and varieties of lateral and dorsal of the cranium had effects on Dimension 1 (Fig.
Immediate-functional loading concept with one-piece implants (BECES/BECES N /KOS/ BOI) in the mandible and maxilla--a multi-center retrospective clinical study.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen (AO) branch of maxillofacial surgery composed of maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngology and number of general surgeons and neurosurgeons.9 This association also recommended application of two mini non compression plates for management of angular mandible fracture.
c) Mandibular length (C): From the level of the cranial extremity of the alveolar root of the incisor to the level of the caudal margin of the mandible.
(3) Osteomyelitis of the mandible is rare but is more common than maxillary involvement due to the former's thin cortical plates and poor vascular supply.
Upon physical examination, an expansile mass lesion was found at the ramus of the left mandible, and a biopsy was performed by the dental surgeon.
Surgical exposure was done under general anesthesia after the incision through the skin, dissection was carried out through subcutaneous tissues, platysma, deep fascia, and finally the pterygomassetric sling with periosteum was divided to approach the inferior border of the mandible and soft bone was removed till the inferior border of the mandible.
In March (2016), the patient attended to the dental clinic at San Luis Potosi University, oral examination revealed a facial asymmetry, and this increase of volume has no movement with a measure of about 8 mm in diameter overlying the left mandible from the canine to the second molar of the primary dentition.
A 26-year-old woman presented to a local dentist due to right mandible pain.
Seventy days later, the foal presented with an exuberant gingival tissue growth in the rostral mandible. The foal underwent surgery and the mass was debulked, but no histopathological exam was performed.
Orthopedic wire fixation is one of the most commonly advocated method for management of mandible fracture.