[prog-nuh-thuh s, prog-ney-]
- having protrusive jaws; having a gnathic index over 103.
Also prog·nath·ic [prog-nath-ik] /prɒgˈnæθ ɪk/.
Origin of prognathous
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Examples from the Web for prognathic
The eastern people are least prognathic with a zero incidence of 45 per cent.A Racial Study of the Fijians
Norman E. Gabel
This latter division gave us orthognatic, prognathic, and mesognathic skulls.
A German philosopher, for example, may transmit a superfluous toe or a prognathic jaw, but not his portentously developed brain.The Quest for a Lost Race
Thomas E. Pickett
The jaws are heavy, and especially the lower jaw is apt to be large and prognathic, that is, projecting.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Burns thrust his red face, with its prognathic jaw, menacingly toward Kittrell.Americans All
- having a projecting lower jaw
C19: from pro- ² + Greek gnathos jaw
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Word Origin and History for prognathic
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- Having jaws that project forward to a marked degree.
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