Mandibular arch(Anat.), the most anterior visceral arch, — that in which the mandible is developed.

(Man*dib"u*late Man*dib"u*la`ted) a. (Zoöl.) Provided with mandibles adapted for biting, as many insects.

(Man*dib"u*late) n. (Zoöl.) An insect having mandibles.

(Man`di*bu"li*form) a. (Zoöl.) Having the form of a mandible; — said especially of the maxillæ of an insect when hard and adapted for biting.

2. (Law) One who undertakes to discharge a specific business commission; a mandatory. Wharton.

(Man"date) n. [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to one's charge, order, orig., to put into one's hand; manus hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See Manual, Date a time, and cf. Commend, Maundy Thursday.]

1. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.

This dream all-powerful Juno; I bear
Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.

2. (Canon Law) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.

3. (Scots Law) A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous. Erskine.

(||Man*da"tor) n. [L.]

1. A director; one who gives a mandate or order. Ayliffe.

2. (Rom. Law) The person who employs another to perform a mandate. Bouvier.

(Man"da*to*ry) a. [L. mandatorius.] Containing a command; preceptive; directory.

(Man"da*to*ry), n. Same as Mandatary.

(Man"del*ate) n. (Chem.) A salt of mandelic acid.

(Man*del"ic) a. [G. mandel almond.] (Chem.) Pertaining to an acid first obtained from benzoic aldehyde as a white crystalline substance; — called also phenyl glycolic acid.

(Man"der) v. t. & i. See Maunder.

(Man"der*il) n. A mandrel.

(Man"di*ble) n. [L. mandibula, mandibulum, fr. mandere to chew. Cf. Manger.]

1. (Anat.) The bone, or principal bone, of the lower jaw; the inferior maxilla; — also applied to either the upper or the lower jaw in the beak of birds.

2. (Zoöl.) The anterior pair of mouth organs of insects, crustaceaus, and related animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.

(Man*dib"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. mandibulaire.] Of or pertaining to a mandible; like a mandible.n. The principal mandibular bone; the mandible.

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