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mesognathous

[ mi-zog-nuh-thuhs, -sog- ]
/ mɪˈzɒg nə θəs, -ˈsɒg- /
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adjective Anthropology.

having medium, slightly protruding jaws.
having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103.

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Also mes·og·nath·ic [mez-uhg-nath-ik, mes‐, mee-zuhg‐, ‐suhg‐]. /ˌmɛz əgˈnæθ ɪk, ˌmɛs‐, ˌmi zəg‐, ‐səg‐/.

Origin of mesognathous

First recorded in 1875–80; meso- + -gnathous

OTHER WORDS FROM mesognathous

me·sog·na·thism, me·sog·na·thy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mesognathous

mesognathous
/ (mɪˈsɒɡnəθəs) /

adjective

anthropol having slightly projecting jaws

Derived forms of mesognathous

mesognathism or mesognathy, noun
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