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The anterior bone of the lower jaw which bears the teeth. In mammals it forms the whole of the lower jaw (or mandible).
- ‘This tusk may be associated with the left dentary of the old animal.’
- ‘During mammalian evolution, the lower jaw became just one bone, the dentary, with the articular no longer attached to the lower jaw.’
- ‘Associated remains found with this skeleton consist of acid - etched vertebrae and a fragmentary dentary from juvenile hadrosaur dinosaurs.’
- ‘Even at first glance, the shape of the four-inch-long bone and the linear arrangement of tooth sockets told us that this was a dentary, or tooth-bearing portion of a lower jaw.’
- ‘Mammals are unique among extant vertebrates in possessing a lower jaw formed by a single bony element, the dentary.’
Mid 19th century: from late Latin dentarius, from Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’.
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