Mesognathous
Mesognathous Me*sog"na*thous, a. [Meso- + Gr. gna`qos jaw.] (Anat.) Having the jaws slightly projecting; between prognathous and orthognathous. See {Gnathic index}, under {Gnathic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mesognathous — mesognathism, mesognathy, n. /mi zog neuh theuhs, sog /, adj. Anthropol. 1. having medium, slightly protruding jaws. 2. having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103. Also, mesognathic /mez euhg nath ik, mes , mee zeuhg ,… …   Universalium

  • mesognathous — Having a face with slightly projecting jaw, one with a gnathic index from 98 to 103. SYN: mesognathic (2). * * * me·sog·na·thous mə zäg nə thəs, mē säg also me·sog·nath·ic .mez äg nath ik, .mēs adj having the jaws of medium size and slightly… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesognathous — adj. having jaws of medium size (Anthropology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesognathous — me·sog·na·thous …   English syllables

  • mesognathous — /məˈsɒgnəθəs/ (say muh sognuhthuhs), /məˈzɒg / (say muh zog ) adjective 1. having medium, slightly protruding jaws. 2. having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103. –mesognathism, mesognathy, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • mesognathous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesognathy — mə̇ˈzägnəthē, meˈ , mēˈ , ˈsä noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mesognathous + y : the state of being mesognathous : mesognathous character …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesognathic — 1. Relating to the mesognathion. 2. SYN: mesognathous. * * * mes·og·nath·ic (mez″og ) (me″zog nathґik) mesognathous …   Medical dictionary

  • alveolar index — Gnathic Gnath ic, a. [Gr. gna qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw. [1913 Webster] {Gnathic index}, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnathic — Gnath ic, a. [Gr. gna qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw. [1913 Webster] {Gnathic index}, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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