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A bone of the jaw, especially that of the lower jaw (the mandible), or either half of this.
lower jaw, mandibleView synonyms
- ‘When you chew gum, the repetitive movement of your jaw puts added tension on the muscles and joints where your jawbone meets your skull, Urbaniak says.’
- ‘Fibrous joints also hold the teeth in the jawbone.’
- ‘The man's skeleton was missing its lower legs, while the woman's skull had lost its jawbone.’
- ‘A bony layer of cementum covers the outside of the root, under the gum line, and holds the tooth in place within the jawbone.’
- ‘To apply powder on top of foundation, fill a brush with powder; knock off any excess; cover the centre panel, across the jawbone and down on to the neck.’
- ‘Massage a few drops of the oil on the temples and across the forehead, and then gently down and around the jawbone.’
- ‘Mrs Callaway received treatment for a broken jawbone, chipped cheekbone and bumps and scrapes all over her body.’
- ‘Osteoporosis and tooth loss often go hand-in-hand because the same decrease in bone mineral density that boosts risk of hip and other fractures affects the jawbone and teeth.’
- ‘As it turned out, the Piltdown forgery was rather crude, involving the filing down of an ape jawbone and its artificial colouring, along with the parts of a modern human cranium.’
- ‘French and American paleotologists held that the jawbone and skull were obviously from two different animals and that their discovery was an accident of placement.’
- ‘In some cases, where the jawbones are misaligned, oral surgery may be necessary in addition to orthodontic work.’
- ‘Cavitations are chronic infections in the jawbones.’
- ‘The lower jawbone of the hippopotamus reveals six incisor teeth, whereas the hippopotamus that survives in Africa has only four incisors.’
- ‘I've recently noticed a swelling on my jawbone just below my earlobe.’
- ‘In addition to the embryos and eye, the fossil find includes portions of a snout plus jawbones, skull bones, cheekbones, and teeth.’
- ‘Up and down the coastal villages of Scotland you will see the jawbones of whales, framing entrance ways and guarding churches.’
- ‘When teeth are lost, the jawbone may start to shrink.’
- ‘A German man who lost his lower jaw nearly 10 years ago to a malignant tumor regained the ability to eat more than soup this year when he was given an engineered jawbone.’
- ‘He has to be operated on for an injury to his face, he has shrapnel lodged in his jawbone and a sizeable wound to the left side of his face.’
- ‘Although myofibroma of the jawbones is a rare lesion, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unilocular radiolucent lesions in the mandible, especially in children.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]North American
Use one's position or authority to pressure (someone) to do something.‘the Treasury could jawbone the banks into lending more to small businesses’
- ‘There is a downside to propping up the dollar, particularly for American manufacturers, which is why the administration has been jawboning the Big Three to let the dollar slide a bit.’
- ‘Basescu also jawboned local businesses to renovate schools, while bars and restaurants were encouraged to clean up sidewalks by their premises, which many actually did.’
- ‘Efforts by senior leaders to jawbone banks into lending to companies not targeted by the government campaign have had little effect.’
- ‘More important, Greenspan is jawboning the bond market into believing that the specter of deflation will stop the Fed from tightening monetary policy anytime soon.’
- ‘But it's very ironic to me that this is a White House that has not been particularly helpful to the press, and now they're jawboning the press.’
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