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[mi-zog-nuh-thuh s, -sog-]
adjective Anthropology.
  1. having medium, slightly protruding jaws.
  2. having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103.
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Also mes·og·nath·ic [mez-uh g-nath-ik, mes‐, mee-zuh g‐, ‐suh g‐] /ˌmɛz əgˈnæθ ɪk, ˌmɛs‐, ˌmi zəg‐, ‐səg‐/.

Origin of mesognathous

First recorded in 1875–80; meso- + -gnathous
Related formsme·sog·na·thism, me·sog·na·thy, noun
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Historical Examples

  • This latter division gave us orthognatic, prognathic, and mesognathic skulls.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822


British Dictionary definitions for mesognathic


  1. anthropol having slightly projecting jaws
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Derived Formsmesognathism or mesognathy, noun
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