mesognathous

mesognathous

[mi-zog-nuh-thuhs, -sog-]
adjective Anthropology.
1.
having medium, slightly protruding jaws.
2.
having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103.
Also, mesognathic [mez-uhg-nath-ik, mes‐, mee-zuhg‐, ‐suhg‐] .


Origin:
1875–80; meso- + -gnathous

mesognathism, mesognathy, noun
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mesognathous (mɪˈsɒɡnəθəs)
 
adj
anthropol having slightly projecting jaws
 
me'sognathism
 
n
 
me'sognathy
 
n

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