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hypognathous

[ hahy-pog-nuh-thuhs ]
/ haɪˈpɒg nə θəs /
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adjective
having the lower jaw or mandible longer than the upper.
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Origin of hypognathous

First recorded in 1870–75; hypo- + -gnathous

OTHER WORDS FROM hypognathous

hy·pog·na·thism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypognathous

hypognathous
/ (haɪˈpɒɡnəθəs) /

adjective
having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
(of insects) having downturned mouthparts

Derived forms of hypognathous

hypognathism, noun
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Medical definitions for hypognathous

hypognathous
[ hī-pŏgnə-thəs, hī′pō-năthəs ]

adj.
Having a congenitally underdeveloped lower jaw.
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