jaw reflex n.
A spasmodic contraction of the temporal muscles following a downward tap on the loosely hanging mandible and seen in lesions of the corticospinal tract.
[jaw] /dʒɔ/ noun 1. either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth. 2. the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively: My jaw is swollen. 3. jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding: the […]
[jaw-rohp] /ˈdʒɔˌroʊp/ noun, Nautical. 1. a tied across the of a gaff to hold it to the mast.
Trademark. 1. a heavy-duty tool that can cut through metal or pry sections of it apart: used especially to free people trapped in wrecked vehicles. plural noun 1. (functioning as sing) powerful shears used for cutting a vehicle open after a collision
[ja-spey; French zha-spey] /dʒæˈspeɪ; French ʒaˈspeɪ/ adjective 1. given a veined and spotted appearance imitating jasper. /ˈdʒæspeɪ/ adjective 1. resembling jasper; variegated