A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. jaw
Mi hijo quedó impresionado con el tamaño de la mandíbula del tiburón que vimos en el acuario.My son was impressed by the size of the shark jaw we saw at the aquarium.
La mandíbula hizo al paleontólogo sospechar que el fósil era de un Neandertal.The jaw made the paleontologist think the fossil was from a Neanderthal.
b. mandible (lower)
Se dislocó la mandíbula en un accidente de tránsito.Her mandible was dislocated in a car accident.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. jaw
2. (colloquial)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
reír a mandíbula batienteto laugh one's head off
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(Anatomía) (Técnica) jaw; (Zoología) mandible
reírse a mandíbula batiente to laugh one's head off
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