a combining form meaning “having a jaw” of the kind or in the position specified by the initial element: prognathous.

Words nearby -gnathous

Origin of -gnathous

< Greek -gnathos -jawed, adj. derivative of gnáthos jaw (akin to chin); see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -gnathous


adj combining form

indicating or having a jaw of a specified kindprognathous

Word Origin for -gnathous

from New Latin -gnathus, from Greek gnathos jaw
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Medical definitions for -gnathous



Characterized by a specified kind of jaw:anisognathous.
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