orthognathous


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or·tho·gnath·ic

, orthognathous (ōr-thōg-nath'ik, ōr-thog'nă-thŭs), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
1. Relating to orthognathia.
2. Having a face without projecting jaw, one with a gnathic index less than 98.
[ortho- + G. gnathos, jaw]

or·thog·nath·ic

, orthognathous (ōrthog-nathik, ōr-thognă-thŭs)
1. Relating to orthognathia.
2. Having a face without projecting jaw, that is one with a gnathic index less than 98.
See also: prognathic
3. Having a normal relationship of the jaws.
[ortho- + G. gnathos, jaw]

orthognathous

Having the lower jaw correctly aligned with the upper so that it neither protrudes nor recedes.

or·thog·nath·ic

, orthognathous (ōrthog-nathik, ōr-thognă-thŭs)
1. Relating to orthognathia.
2. Having a face without projecting jaw.
[ortho- + G. gnathos, jaw]
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