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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gnathonic Flattering; deceitful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gnathonic Flattering: parasitical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gnathonic nä-thon′ik -al, nä-thon′ik, -al, flattering.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Gnatho, name of a parasite in the “Eunuchus” of Terence, Gr. ; hence, a parasite in general
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gnatho, a character in Terence's Eunuchus—Gr. gnathos, the jaw.