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mesognathous

[mi-zog-nuh-thuh s, -sog-] /mɪˈzɒg nə θəs, -ˈsɒg-/
adjective, Anthropology
1.
having medium, slightly protruding jaws.
2.
having a moderate or intermediate gnathic index of from 98 to 103.
Also, mesognathic
[mez-uh g-nath-ik, mes‐, mee-zuh g‐, ‐suh g‐] /ˌmɛz əgˈnæθ ɪk, ˌmɛs‐, ˌmi zəg‐, ‐səg‐/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; meso- + -gnathous
Related forms
mesognathism, mesognathy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mesognathous

mesognathous

/mɪˈsɒɡnəθəs/
adjective
1.
(anthropol) having slightly projecting jaws
Derived Forms
mesognathism, mesognathy, noun
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