- having the lower jaw or mandible longer than the upper.
Origin of hypognathous
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Hypognathous: having the mouth parts directed more or less vertically ventrad.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
- (of insects) having downturned mouthparts
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- Having a congenitally underdeveloped lower jaw.
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