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The mandible (jaw bone) is a bone at the lower front of the skull that moves during chewing and talking.

The mandible is the largest and strongest of the bones of the skull. It is divided into three sections: the main section is called the body - it consists of most of the visible portion of the jaw that wraps around the front of the face. The other two sections are called the rami - one ramus on each side extends upward from the body to connect the mandible to the left and right temporal bones of the skull.

The mandible serves as the attachment point for all the lower teeth. The teeth attach to the mandible with fibrous joints.

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