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[hahy-pog-nuh-thuh s]
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  1. having the lower jaw or mandible longer than the upper.
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Origin of hypognathous

First recorded in 1870–75; hypo- + -gnathous
Related formshy·pog·na·thism, noun
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Examples from the Web for hypognathous

Historical Examples

  • Hypognathous: having the mouth parts directed more or less vertically ventrad.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for hypognathous


  1. having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
  2. (of insects) having downturned mouthparts
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Derived Formshypognathism, noun
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hypognathous in Medicine


(hī-pŏgnə-thəs, hī′pō-năthəs)
  1. Having a congenitally underdeveloped lower jaw.
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