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prog·nath·ic

(prog-nath'ik, -nā'thik), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
1. Having a projecting jaw; having a gnathic index above 103.
2. Denoting a forward projection of either or both of the jaws relative to the craniofacial skeleton.
Synonym(s): prognathous
[pro- + G. gnathos, jaw]

prog·nath·ic

(prog-nath'ik)
1. Having a projecting jaw; having a gnathic index higher than 103.
See also: orthognathic
2. Denoting a forward projection of either or both of the jaws relative to the craniofacial skeleton.
Synonym(s): prognathous.
[pro- + G. gnathos, jaw]

prog·nath·ic

(prog-nath'ik)
1. Having a projecting jaw.
2. Denoting a forward projection of either or both jaws relative to craniofacial skeleton.
[pro- + G. gnathos, jaw]

prognathic (prognath´ik),

adj pertaining to a forward relationship of the jaws to the head (anterior to the skull); denoting a protrusive lower face.
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The change from the almost classical prognathous cranium (20) of the first and second instars to a cranial orientation that is almost intermediate between prognathic and hypognathic conditions (subprognathic, 5) in the mature larva is notable.
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