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Biomechanics of chewing depend more on animal size, not diet: Researchers subjected 3D-printed structures of the jaw joint of bears, wolves and other carnivorans to pressures of up to hundreds of pounds

Biomechanics of chewing depend more on animal size, not diet: Researchers subjected 3D-printed structures of the jaw joint of bears, wolves and other carnivorans to pressures of up to hundreds of pounds

Researchers report that the jaw joint bone, the center around which chewing activity revolves (literally), appears to have evolved based more on an animal's size than what it eats.

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