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a combining form meaning “having a jaw” of the kind or in the position specified by the initial element:
Origin of -gnathous
< Greek -gnathos -jawed, adj. derivative of gnáthos jaw (akin to chin); see -ous Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -gnathous


combining form
indicating or having a jaw of a specified kind: prognathous
Word Origin
from New Latin -gnathus, from Greek gnathos jaw
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-gnathous in Medicine

-gnathous suff.
Characterized by a specified kind of jaw: anisognathous.

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