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opisthognathous

[op-is-thog-nuh-thuh s] /ˌɒp ɪsˈθɒg nə θəs/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having receding jaws.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; opistho- + -gnathous
Related forms
opisthognathism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for opisthognathous

opisthognathous

/ˌɒpɪsˈθɒɡnəθəs/
adjective
1.
(of a person or animal) having receding jaws
Derived Forms
opisthognathism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek opisthen behind + -gnathous
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