Mandible vs Dobsonfly - What's the difference?

mandible | dobsonfly |


As nouns the difference between mandible and dobsonfly

is that mandible is the lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone while dobsonfly is an insect of the subfamily whose males have long mandibles, found in the americas and related most closely to the fishfly.

mandible

Alternative forms

* mandibula

Noun

(en noun)
  • The lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone.
  • One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food.
  • Synonyms

    * (lower jaw) dentary, dentary bone, inferior maxillary bone, jawbone, submaxilla

    Derived terms

    * mandibular * mandibulate * mandibuliform * mandibulohyoid

    See also

    * jowl

    dobsonfly

    English

    Noun

    (dobsonflies) (wikipedia dobsonfly)
  • An insect of the subfamily whose males have long mandibles, found in the Americas and related most closely to the fishfly.