retrognathism

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retrognathism

 [ret″ro-nath´izm]
retrusion of the mandible. Called also retrognathia. adj., adj retrognath´ic.

ret·ro·gnath·ism

(ret'rō-nath'izm), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
A condition of facial disharmony in which one or both jaws are posterior to normal in their craniofacial relationships; usually used in reference to the mandible.
[retro- + G. gnathos, jaw]

retrognathism

/ret·ro·gnath·ism/ (-nath´izm) retrusion of the mandible.retrognath´ic

retrognathism

[ret′rōnā′thizəm]
Etymology: L, retro + Gk, gnathos, jaw
a facial abnormality in which a jaw, usually the mandible, or both jaws are posterior to their normal facial positions. Also called bird face retrognathism.

ret·ro·gnath·ism

(ret-rog'nă-thizm)
A condition of facial disharmony in which one or both jaws are posterior to normal in their craniofacial relationships; usually used in reference to the mandible.
[retro- + G. gnathos, jaw]

ret·ro·gnath·ism

(ret-rog'nă-thizm)
Condition of facial disharmony in which one or both jaws are posterior to normal in their craniofacial relationships.
[retro-, back + G. gnathos, jaw]

retrognathism (ret´rōnath´izm),

n facial disharmony in which one or both jaws (usually the mandible) are posterior to normal facial relationships. This condition may be real or imaginary.
retrognathism, bird-face,
n typical facial profile associated with an underdeveloped mandible; a retrognathia and small mandible usually associated with interference of condylar growth because of trauma or infection affecting the condyles. Surgical intervention is necessary for improvement.
retrognathism, Pierre Robin,

retrognathism

a state of being affected by retrognathia.