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prognathous

[ prog-nuh-thuhs, prog-ney- ]
/ ˈprɒg nə θəs, prɒgˈneɪ- /
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adjective Craniometry.
having protrusive jaws; having a gnathic index over 103.
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Also prog·nath·ic [prog-nath-ik]. /prɒgˈnæθ ɪk/.

Origin of prognathous

First recorded in 1830–40; pro-2 + -gnathous

OTHER WORDS FROM prognathous

prog·na·thism [prog-nuh-thiz-uhm], /ˈprɒg nəˌθɪz əm/, prog·na·thy, nounhy·per·prog·na·thous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prognathous

prognathous

prognathic (prɒɡˈnæθɪk)

/ (prɒɡˈneɪθəs) /

adjective
having a projecting lower jaw

Derived forms of prognathous

prognathism (ˈprɒɡnəˌθɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for prognathous

C19: from pro- ² + Greek gnathos jaw
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Medical definitions for prognathous

prognathous
[ prŏgnə-thəs, prŏg-nā- ]

adj.
Having jaws that project forward to a marked degree.

Other words from prognathous

progna•thism (-nə-thĭz′əm) n.
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