retrognathism

[rĕt′rō-năthĭz′əm]

n.

A condition of facial disharmony in which one or both jaws are posterior to their normal positions.

Nearby words

  1. retrofire,
  2. retrofit,
  3. retroflex,
  4. retroflexion,
  5. retrofocus lens,
  6. retrogradation,
  7. retrograde,
  8. retrograde amnesia,
  9. retrograde beat,
  10. retrograde block

Related formsret′ro•gnathic adj.


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