prognathous


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

prognathous

 [prog´nah-thus, prog-na´thus]
having projecting jaws.

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]

prognathous

(prŏg′nə-thəs, prŏg-nā′-) also

prognathic

(prŏg-năth′ĭk, -nā′thĭk)
adj.
Having jaws or mouthparts that project forward to a marked degree.

prog′na·thism (-nə-thĭz′əm) n.

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]

prognathous

(of apes or man) having a protruding face or jaws.

prognathous (prognath´əs),

n the condition of having a marked projection of the mandible, usually resulting in a horizontal overlap of the mandibular anterior teeth in relation to the maxillary anterior teeth. See also prognathism.

prognathous

having a projecting jaw.
References in periodicals archive ?
Broca's own comments on the limits of prognathous races show that liberal republican reformers of the 1860s could also enshrine hierarchy.
Although East European Jews have "not come in contact with Negroes for centuries," Fishberg observed a Jewish physiognomy characterized by "very dark skin, black and woolly hair, elongated head, prognathous face, muzzled jaws, large thick lips, and broad flat nose.
Because its prognathous recoil-spring guide rod presses where the muzzle presses, it prevents the slide from coming out of battery, thus giving you stand-off capability.
Kennewick's skull is often described as "narrow, with a prominent nose, an upper jaw that juts out slightly, and a long narrow braincase," or, more properly, dolichocranic and slightly prognathous, marked by a lack of an inferior zygomatic projection.
28) Julia Pastrana, a woman of Mexican origin, had a face and body that was almost totally covered with jet-black hair; notable were her beard, moustache, thick head of hair, and prognathous jaw.
Was it not the boy at the back of the class, that prognathous dolt who, removing grimy digit from well-excavated nostril--the better to breathe through his mouth--would opine: "They're not as intelligent as us.
I notice that many of them have the low brow and prognathous jaw one associates with fetal alcohol syndrome.
For the Voice's draconian Michael Feingold, they are just "two midwestern dumbos who should have stayed in Little Falls, or at least Kips Bay," whose " flip jokes:' though "often ingenious and resourceful," reduce them "to the prognathous stupidity of cartoon animals.
For the Voice's draconian Michael Feingold, they are just "two midwestern dumbos who should have stayed in Little Falls, or at least Kips Bay," whose flip jokes," though "often ingenious and resourceful," reduce them "to the prognathous stupidity of cartoon animals.