- having protrusive jaws; having a gnathic index over 103.
Origin of prognathous
Related Words for prognathousnoticeable, jutting, beetling, protruding, bulging, busy, forward, impertinent, importunate, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, officious, presumptuous, projecting, prominent, prying, interfering, prognathous
Examples from the Web for prognathous
Historical Examples of prognathous
That prognathous jaw was tilted, aimed at Morgan, and Morgan knew it.Cue for Quiet
Thomas L. Sherred
"Prognathous," thought M. Ginory, as he noticed this characteristic.The Crime of the Boulevard
The chin was not in the least prognathous, but very well formed.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)
William Henry Hurlbert
The bridegroom, who is a fine-looking man of the prognathous type, was loudly cheered by the crowd on leaving the church.
There we see the same crisped hair, prognathous skull, and thick lips.The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races
Arthur, comte de Gobineau
- having a projecting lower jaw
Word Origin for prognathous
- Having jaws that project forward to a marked degree.