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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.

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.
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In Local Anaesthetic the story of the teacher Starusch and his student, who wants to express his opposition to the American use of napalm in Vietnam by immolating his dog on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, is told through the visions that Starusch projects onto the television screen in his dentist's office and in phone calls to his dentist during the weeks between his two operations for a prognathous lower jaw.
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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.