gnathism

noun
\ ˈnāˌthizəm, ˈnaˌth-, in combination gnəˌth- \
plural -s

Definition of gnathism

: the projection of the upper jaw beyond the general plane of the face often used in combination mesognathismorthognathismprognathism — compare facial angle

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History and Etymology for gnathism

International Scientific Vocabulary gnath- + -ism

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“Gnathism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnathism. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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