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JAW (Mid. Eng. jawe, jowe and geowe, ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 294 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAW (Mid. Eng. jawe, jowe and geowe, O. Eng. cheowan, connected with " chaw " and " chew," and in form with " jowl ") in anatomy, the term for the upper maxillary bone, and the mandible or lower maxillary bone of the skull; it is sometimes loosely applied to all the lower front parts of the skull (q.v.).
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