- of or relating to the jaw.
Origin of gnathic
1880–85; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ic
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- anatomy of or relating to the jaw
C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
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Word Origin and History for gnathal
"pertaining to the jaw," 1882, from Greek gnathos "jaw, cheek," properly "the lower jaw," cognate with Lithuanian žandas "jaw."
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- Relating to the jaw or alveolar process.
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