- of or relating to the jaw.
Origin of gnathic
1880–85; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ic
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Historical Examples of gnathic
The "gnathic index" is said to show that Europeans and Bushmen are orthognathous.The Black Man's Place in South Africa
- anatomy of or relating to the jaw
Word Origin for gnathic
C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
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"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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