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

a state of being affected by retrognathia.