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bra·chyg·na·thi·a

(brak'ig-nā'thē-ă), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible.
See also: micrognathia.
Synonym(s): bird face
[brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]
A popular term for the facial dysmorphia characteristic of the Pierre-Robin anomalad, consisting of high-arched, cleft palate, micrognathia, and glossoptosis resulting in a bird-like face—the mandible’s growth may normalize with time
Bird-like facies may appear alone or in association with Franceschetti (oculomandibulofacial), Hallermann-Streiff, Seckel (‘bird-head’), and Strickler (cerebrocostomandibular) syndromes

brach·yg·na·thi·a

(brak'ig-nā'thē-ă) In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible.
See also: micrognathia
Synonym(s): bird face.
[brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]

bird face,