gnathic

or gnath·al

[nath-ik]
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adjective

of or relating to the jaw.

Origin of gnathic

1880–85; < Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for gnathic

gnathic

gnathal

adjective

anatomy of or relating to the jaw

Word Origin for gnathic

C19: from Greek gnathos jaw
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Word Origin and History for gnathic
adj.

"pertaining to the jaw," 1882, from Greek gnathos "jaw, cheek," properly "the lower jaw," cognate with Lithuanian žandas "jaw."

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Medicine definitions for gnathic

gnathic

[năthĭk]

adj.

Relating to the jaw or alveolar process.
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