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orthognathous

[awr-thog-nuh-thuh s] /ɔrˈθɒg nə θəs/
adjective, Craniometry
1.
straight-jawed; having the profile of the face vertical or nearly so; having a gnathic index below 98.
Also, orthognathic
[awr-thuh g-nath-ik, -thog-] /ˌɔr θəgˈnæθ ɪk, -θɒg-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ortho- + -gnathous
Related forms
orthognathism
[awr-thog-nuh-thiz-uh m] /ɔrˈθɒg nəˌθɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
orthognathy, noun
hyperorthognathous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orthognathic

orthognathous

/ɔːˈθɒɡnəθəs/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) having normally aligned jaws
Derived Forms
orthognathism, orthognathy, noun
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orthognathic in Medicine

orthognathic or·tho·gnath·ic (ôr'thō-nāth'ĭk, ôr'thəg-) or or·thog·na·thous (ôr-thŏg'nə-thəs)
adj.

  1. Relating to orthognathia.

  2. Having a jaw that does not project forward.

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