In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1mandíbula femininefeminine quijadathe lower/upper jaw — el maxilar inferior/superior
- his jaw dropped — se quedó boquiabierto
- The crocodile had mounted an offense and taken the body of a native, crushing him in its jaws.
- I clench my jaws and remember my determination.
- Most diprotodonts have three pairs of incisors in their upper jaws, but this number is reduced to one pair in one family, the wombats.
- Ruminants also lack incisors in the upper jaw, and most lack canines in the upper jaw as well.
- The dental arch of the lower jaw is in a state of mesial occlusion with that of the upper jaw.
- See how a mother alligator protects her newborn hatchlings in her otherwise deadly jaws, and learn what dangers the babies face in the wild.
- The jaw is undershot, which means the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
- The lower jaw of the haddock is slightly shorter than the upper jaw and the fish has a small single barbel.
- Thomas cites the experience of a nineteenth-century explorer saved by a companion just as a lion's jaws had begun to crush his chest.
- Full dentures are needed when there are no teeth left in the upper or lower jaw.
- The lower jaw is the primary site of force transmission from the body and jaw muscles to the jaws, in mouth opening and, to a lesser extent, jaw closing.
- Humans may have learned about what a high fat, high protein meal the marrow was from the hyenas, who could crush bones with their jaws.
- Fish with jaws usually have five functional pairs of gill arches.
- Massive carnivorous dinosaurs known as spinosaurs had snouts and jaws similar to modern fish-eating crocodiles.
- Capybaras are classified with the hystricognaths, but their jaws appear to have secondarily become almost sciurognathous.
- In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct this.
- The fossil skull's upper and lower jaws reveal deep channels and grooves that once held nerves and blood vessels.
- The primary skeletal difference between reptiles and mammals is found in the structure of their jaws.
- Named after their spotted coats and fearsome jaws, leopard seals have large, reptilian heads and streamlined bodies.
- Six of these measurements capture cranial shape, and eight capture dental adaptations of both the upper and the lower jaw.
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- to pluck / snatch victory from the jaws of defeat — ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido
1.3(of tool)mordaza feminine
- We got the guys from the motor pool to weld a gun mount on the outside of the cupola - the brace on my mount was a huge wrench with thee-inch jaws.
- Finally, the bucking pipe is gripped by the mechanical jaws of a massive clamp.
- The device subject of the patent in issue in that case was a ‘workbench’ which combined a workbench, a saw horse and a vice with elongated jaws.
- Cover the jaws of wrenches or vices with electrician's tape.
- Make sure the jaws of the wrench or pliers are snug in position before you manipulate the handle, to avoid slippage or scraped knuckles.
2dated, informal(chat)to have a jaw — cotorrear informal
- we had a jaw about old times — estuvimos hablando de los viejos tiempos
1derogatory(talk)darle a la sinhueso informalcotorrear informal
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