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prognathism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prognathism the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prognathism (Anat) Projection of the jaws.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prognathism The prognathic state or condition; the quality of being prognathic; the condition of having a small facial or a large craniofacial angle. See orthognathous.
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Usage

In literature:

A huge brute with thick lips and prognathous jaw stood at her shoulder.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She had pronounced prognathism, which gave her a simian appearance.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In order to discover the necessary area, Nature had given him an enormous prognathous jaw.
"White Fang" by Jack London
They are of very light colour, have fine noses, well-cut and not over-full lips, while the prognathous jaw is uncommon.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
The upper jaw is slightly prognathous and the roof of the mouth unusually arched.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
Maxillary bones normal except lower jaw slightly prognathic.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
It was large, and the thin lips were drawn tightly over large and protruding teeth, its aspect being prognathous and menacing.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
Burns thrust his red face, with its prognathic jaw, menacingly toward Kittrell.
"Americans All" by Various
There is no tendency to prognathism, as in some of the Celts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Young monkeys and young negroes, however, are not prognathous like their parents, but become so as they grow older.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The Akkas, as described by him, have large heads, huge ears, and very prognathous faces.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The chin is retreating and in one case the face is somewhat prognathic.
"The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon" by David P. Barrows
Prognathism, the projection of the lower portion of the face beyond the forehead, is found in 45.7% of criminals.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
We might as well speak of a prognathic language.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
A heavy shock of unruly black hair surmounted a face with beetling black brows and a prognathous jaw.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
That prognathous jaw was tilted, aimed at Morgan, and Morgan knew it.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
The admixture with the white has reduced negro prognathism and dolichocephaly.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The cheekbones and zygomatic arch are prominent, and a degree of prognathism is prevalent.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
There we see the same crisped hair, prognathous skull, and thick lips.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
A quarter of the series show no prognathism.
"A Racial Study of the Fijians" by Norman E. Gabel
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In science:

Table 10: Measures of facial prognathism in males from modern living populations.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
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