upper jawbone


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Synonyms for upper jawbone

the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium

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In the next 30 seconds, this defendant had punched Mr MacDonald so hard in the face that it shattered his upper jawbone and sent his 21-stone body crashing to the ground where he fractured his skull.
Mr Lovell-Pank said: "In the next 30 seconds Marcus Marriott had punched Mr MacDonald so hard in the right side of his face that it shattered his upper jawbone and sent his body crashing to the pavement where he fractured his skull.
Orthodontists put one magnet on a tooth that's impacted, or wedged in the upper jawbone, and another on the tooth below.
Marlin, sailfish, and spearfish are collectively called "billfish" because the long extension of their upper jawbone looks like a spear or bill.
In the next 30 seconds the defendant had punched Mr MacDonald so hard in the face that it shattered his upper jawbone and sent his 21-stone body crashing to the pavement where he fractured his skull.