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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw.

Usage examples (28)
  • In race description the prominence of the edges of the jaws is called prognathism, and its absence orthognathism.
  • On the whole, the prognathism is considerable but is not as variable as that of Manóbos and of Mandáyas.
  • Japanese; there is no tendency towards prognathism; and the fold of integument which conceals the upper eyelids of the Japanese is never to be met with.
  • But a little consideration will show that any ‘facial angle’ that has been devised, can be competent to express the structural modifications involved in prognathism and... for more
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