- 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
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the jaw or alveolar process.