anisognathism

noun

an·​isog·​na·​thism
ˌaˌnīˈsägnəˌthizəm
plural -s
: the property of having the teeth in the two jaws unlike
anisognathous
¦aˌnī¦sägnəthəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

anis- entry 1 + gnath- + -ism

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisognathism was in 1878

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“Anisognathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisognathism. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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