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mandibulate

Definition:

having mandibles

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

mandible

Comparative:

more mandibulate

Superlative:

most mandibulate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

via Old French from Late Latin mandibula jaw, from mandere to chew
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Mandibulata | mandibulates

a clade of arthropods that comprises the extant subphyla Myriapoda, Crustacea and Hexapoda. Mandibulata is currently believed to be the sister group of the clade Arachnomorpha, which comprises the rest of arthropods. The mandibulates constitute the ... (36 of 171 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mandibulata

Collins Dictionary:

mandibulate | mandible | jaw [sense-specific, synonym]

(in vertebrates) having the lower jawbone | (in insects and other arthropods) having either of a pair of mouthparts that are usually used for biting ... (24 of 269 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mandibulate

Merriam-Webster:

mandible | jaw [synonym, sense-specific] | mandibular [adjective, related] | mandibulate [adjective, related]

"jaw" [sense-specific] ; especially, a lower jaw consisting of a single ... | any of various invertebrate mouthparts serving to hold or bite food ... (23 of 122 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mandible

Oxford Dictionary:

mandible | mandibular [derived] | mandibulate [derived]

[anatomy, zoology] : the jaw or a jawbone, especially the lower jawbone in mammals and fishes. | either of the upper and lower parts of a bird's beak ... (27 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mandible

Random House Dictionary:

mandibulate

having mandibles. | [entomology] a mandibulate arthropod of the subphylum Mandibulata, including water fleas, fairy shrimp, millipedes, and ... (17 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mandibulate

New World Dictionary:

mandibulate

having a mandible or mandibles, as some insects | adapted for chewing | a mandibulate insect (14 of 19 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mandibulate

Wiktionary:

mandibulate | mandibulates [plural]

Provided with mandibles adapted for biting, as many insects. | [zoology] An insect having mandibles (14 of 16 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mandibulate

American Heritage Dictionary:

mandibulate

Having a mandible or mandibles. | An insect having mandibles. (9 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mandibulate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mandible [countable, medical] | mandibles [plural]

the lower jaw of a person, animal, or fish ; the top or bottom part of a bird's beak ; either of the two parts of an insect's mouth that it uses for ... (33 of 56 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mandible

Cambridge Dictionary:

mandible [specialized]

in a person or animal, the lower jaw bone | in insects, one of the two parts of the mouth used for biting and cutting food (25 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mandible

Encarta Dictionary:

mandible | mandibles [plural]

the lower jaw of a person or animal, usually containing a single bone (technical) | either of a pair of parts in insects and similar animals used for ... (27 of 91 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628135​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

mandibulate | mandible

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Old French from Late Latin mandibula jaw, from mandere to chew

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mandibulate

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mandibulate | mandible

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "mandibulate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mandibulate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mandibulate

the Free Dictionary:

mandibulate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mandibulate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mandibulate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mandibulate" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mandibulate

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mandibulate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mandibulate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mandib​03 word=mandibulate

YourDictionary Audio:

mandibulate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mandibulate" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mandibulate

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