brachygnathia

brachygnathia

 [brak″ig-na´the-ah]
abnormal shortness of the mandible.
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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]
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brachygnathia

Abnormal shortening of the mandible.
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brach·yg·na·thi·a

(brak'ig-nā'thē-ă)
Abnormal shortness or recession of the mandible.
See also: micrognathia
[brachy- + G. gnathos, jaw]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
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The main macroscopic findings included arthrogryposis; torticollis; scoliosis; brachygnathia inferior; hydranencephaly; and hypoplasia of cerebrum, cerebellum, and spinal cord.