Definition of Prognathous

1. Adjective. Having a projecting lower jaw.

Exact synonyms: Hypognathous, Prognathic
Similar to: Lantern-jawed
Derivative terms: Prognathism
Antonyms: Opisthognathous



Definition of Prognathous

1. a. Having the jaws projecting beyond the upper part of the face; -- opposed to orthognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.

Definition of Prognathous

1. Adjective. having jaws that project forward more than is usual ¹

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Definition of Prognathous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prognathous

progger
proggers
progging
proggins
proglottic
proglottid
proglottides
proglottids
proglottis
proglumide
proglycolytic
prognathic
prognathism
prognathisms
prognathous (current term)
prognose
prognosed
prognoses
prognosing
prognosis
prognostic
prognosticable
prognostically
prognosticate
prognosticated
prognosticates
prognosticating
prognostication
prognostications

Literary usage of Prognathous

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... upper jaws slightly prognathous. To this race belong the inhabitants of Malacca in Asia and the natives of the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. ..."

2. Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley (1886)
"Furthermore, the plane of the occipital foramen (bc) forms a somewhat smaller angle with the axis in these particular prognathous skulls than in the ..."

3. The Aborigines of Victoria: With Notes Relating to the Habits of the Natives by Robert Brough Smyth (1878)
"The prognathous upper-jaw unhidden by the nasal bones. FIG. 289.—Posterior Aspect. 1. The posterior and middle breadths. 2. ..."

4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"29° E. Their carrying on un important trade, its chief of a brownish or coffee color ; head large, 38000. jaws projecting (or prognathous), ears height ..."

5. Evolution and Creation by Herbert Junius Hardwicke (1887)
"They are dolichocephalic prognathous savages, with black, hairy skins, long arms, ... The Australians migrated south, and were dolichocephalic prognathous ..."

6. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1893)
"The teeth project in most low races, and are more vertical in most civilized races, and this adds to the character of the jaws, whether prognathous or ..."

7. DeBow's Review ...: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, R. G. Barnwell, Edwin Q. Bell, William MacCreary Burwell (1858)
"Some knowledge of the ethnology of the prognathous race is absolutely necessary for the prevention and cure of this malady m all its various forms and ..."

8. The Agnostic: A Monthly Journal of Liberal Thought (1885)
"They are dolichocephalic prognathous savages, with black, hairy skins, long arms, ... The Australians migrated south, and were dolichocephalic prognathous ..."

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