Orthognathous
Orthognathous Or*thog"na*thous, a. [Ortho- + Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Having the front of the head, or the skull, nearly perpendicular, not retreating backwards above the jaws; -- opposed to {prognathous}. See {Gnathic index}, under {Gnathic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • orthognathous — [ôr΄thägnath′ikôr thäg′nə thəs] adj. [ ORTHO + GNATHOUS] having the jaws in line, with the lower jaw neither projecting nor receding: also orthognathic [ôr΄thägnath′ik] orthognathism n …   English World dictionary

  • orthognathous — adj. [Gr. orthos, straight; gnathos, jaw] Having straight mouth parts; not projecting …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • orthognathous — orthognathism /awr thog neuh thiz euhm/, orthognathy, n. /awr thog neuh theuhs/, adj. Craniom. straight jawed; having the profile of the face vertical or nearly so; having a gnathic index below 98. Also, orthognathic /awr theuhg nath ik, thog /.… …   Universalium

  • orthognathous — adjective Straight jawed …   Wiktionary

  • orthognathous — or·thog·na·thous (or thogґnə thəs″) [ortho + gnath + ous] pertaining to or characterized by minimal protrusion of the mandible or minimal prognathism, with a gnathic index of 98 or less. Called also orthognathic …   Medical dictionary

  • orthognathous — or·thog·na·thous …   English syllables

  • orthognathous — /ɔˈθɒgnəθəs/ (say aw thognuhthuhs) adjective straight jawed; having the profile of the face vertical or nearly so; having a gnathic index below 98. Also, orthognathic /ɔθɒgˈnæθɪk/ (say awthog nathik). {ortho + gnathous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthognathous — adj. (of mammals, including man) having a jaw which does not project forwards and a facial angle approaching a right angle. Etymology: ORTHO + Gk gnathos jaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caprichromis orthognathous — Taxobox name = Caprichromis orthognathous status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae genus = Caprichromis species = C. orthognathous binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • orthognathic, orthognathous — 1. Relating to orthognathia. 2. Having a face without projecting jaw, one with a gnathic index below 98. [ortho + G. gnathos, jaw] …   Medical dictionary

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