or gnath·al


Origin of gnathic

1880–85; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gnathic

Historical Examples of gnathic

British Dictionary definitions for gnathic



  1. anatomy of or relating to the jaw

Word Origin for gnathic

C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for gnathic

"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

gnathic in Medicine


  1. Relating to the jaw or alveolar process.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.