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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.
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On the other side stands the prognathous Richard Thompson, "who, in profile at least, bore an uncanny resemblance to William Jennings Bryan"; Reverend Groves, "a wiry little homo-hater"; Patrick Gillen, who, "from the middle of his nose up, wore an expression of extreme anxiety, his brows furrowed"; Bill Buckingham, who speaks with a "mildly surly voice, a whine of self-pity always present"; and Michael Behe, who appears "vague" in his tweed jacket and places his hands behind his head at a critical moment with a defiant smile, "like a naughty child." Are we really to believe that bad ideas betray themselves so transparently in the very features and mannerisms of those who hold them?
Broca's own comments on the limits of prognathous races show that liberal republican reformers of the 1860s could also enshrine hierarchy.
Studying surveys comparing 150,000 Jewish and non-Jewish European children, Fishberg stated bluntly, "we do not know of any absolutely pure races." After personally measuring 4,200 Jewish noses in New York, he reported the "head form of the Jews agrees closely with that of the non-Jewish races and peoples." In The Jews: A Study in Race and Environment (1911), Fishberg identified a Jewish "negroid type." 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."(64)
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If a poem of twenty-five lines has seventeen lines which are eight to eleven syllables long, don't let the next, last six lines each be longer than the one before--so that the poem's appearance becomes prognathous. The chinless poem is also deplorable.
The larva is a gregarious leaf miner with its body flattened dorsoventrally and head prognathous; morphological adaptations to its leaf-mining habit are new to the Musotiminae.
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.
Her whole body is covered with straight, sleek, black hair; her face is very prognathous; she possesses the ability to project her lips forward almost to the same degree as chimpanzees, her grimace when she is irritated is characteristic of chimpanzees; she also has prehensile toes which she uses to pick up very small objects from the ground.
(These days you get the same thing, though represented along a shallower curve, if you test for susceptibility to the findings of opinion polls.) 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.
Head: mouthparts prognathous; antenna nearly three times the length of the head; lateral margin of clypeus nearly parallel, no promberance on anterior margin.
I notice that many of them have the low brow and prognathous jaw one associates with fetal alcohol syndrome.