hypognathous

hypognathous
adjective
having a projecting lower jaw
Syn: ↑prognathous, ↑prognathic
Ant: ↑opisthognathous (for: ↑prognathous)
Similar to: ↑lantern-jawed
Derivationally related forms: ↑prognathism (for: ↑prognathic)

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\(ˈ)hī|pägnəthəs\ adjective
Etymology: hypo- + -gnathous
1. : having the lower jaw longer than the upper
2. : having the mouthparts ventrally directed — used especially of certain insects with biting mouthparts directed downward and often somewhat backward; compare prognathous

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/huy pog"neuh theuhs/, adj.
having the lower jaw or mandible longer than the upper.
[1870-75; HYPO- + -GNATHOUS]

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hypognathous /hīp- or hip-ogˈnə-thəs/ adjective
Having the lower jaw or mandible protruding
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Main Entry:hypo-

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