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Jaw facts for kids

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For the movie about a shark, see Jaws (movie).
Human jawbone left
The left side of a human jaw

The jaw is the bone in the mouth that, in humans, lets the mouth move up and down in order to chew. It is joined onto to the skull.

However, in insects, the jaw may open left and right instead.

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