A common term for either the maxilla (upper jaw) or mandible (lower jaw).
chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
The term to indicate either the maxilla (upper) or mandible (lower).
A common name for either the maxilla or the mandible. Currently there are no terms listed alphabetically under this letter. You can use the search function at the top of this page to find information that may exist in other locations on ADA.org.
The bones below the mouth (the mandible) and the bone above the mouth just above the mouth (the maxilla). The word jaw comes from the Anglo-Saxon ceowan meaning to chew. See the entire definition of Jaw