Definition of mandibular in US English:

mandibular

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • See mandible

    • ‘The above is an example of the airway dilation that can be achieved with mandibular advancement by a dental appliance in properly selected patients.’
    • ‘Chewing is a cyclic motion of the mandible and tongue apparatus, whereby food is reduced between the maxillary and mandibular teeth.’
    • ‘He found this method of mandibular reconstruction to be reliable particularly in irradiated tissue beds.’
    • ‘The left mandibular fragment contains the roots of five erupted teeth, one erupted tooth crown, and one unerupted tooth.’
    • ‘Spontaneous mandibular dislocation usually occurs in people with a history of such dislocations.’

Pronunciation

mandibular

/manˈdibyələr//mænˈdɪbjələr/