Either of two bony structures (maxilla or mandible) that are intended to bear natural teeth or support prosthetic teeth.
The bones in the face which hold the teeth and form the mouth.
Bones that form the framework of the mouth and serve for the attachment of teeth. The upper jaw bone is the maxilla; the lower jaw bone, the mandible.
Usually refers to the lower jaw, called the mandible, the only movable bone in the face. The bone of the upper jaw, called the maxilla, extends all the way up to the eye sockets. Both the upper and lower jaw bones hold the teeth in position. The joint between the lower jaw bone and the skull is called the temporomandibular joint. Movement of the jaw is involved in chewing and biting and in speech production.