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hypognathous

[hahy-pog-nuh-thuh s] /haɪˈpɒg nə θəs/
adjective
1.
having the lower jaw or mandible longer than the upper.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; hypo- + -gnathous
Related forms
hypognathism, noun
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Examples from the web for hypognathous
  • The hypognathous condition, with the mouthparts in a continuous series with the legs, is probably primitive.
  • Head pro-hypognathous, oval, more or less flat from lateral view.
  • Head hypognathous, broadly oval, flat from lateral view.
  • Head pro-hypognathous, more or less flat from lateral view.
  • Head pro-hypognathous, oval, slightly convex from lateral view.
British Dictionary definitions for hypognathous

hypognathous

/haɪˈpɒɡnəθəs/
adjective
1.
having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
2.
(of insects) having downturned mouthparts
Derived Forms
hypognathism, noun
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hypognathous in Medicine

hypognathous hy·pog·na·thous (hī-pŏg'nə-thəs, hī'pō-nāth'əs)
adj.
Having a congenitally underdeveloped lower jaw.

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