gnathism

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

Definition of gnathism

plural

-s

  1. :  the projection of the upper jaw beyond the general plane of the face —often used in combination mesognathism orthognathism prognathism — compare facial angle

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of gnathism

International Scientific Vocabulary gnath- + -ism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gnathism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!