-gnathous


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-gnathous

(word root) jaw
Examples of words with the root -gnathous: prognathous
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-gnathous

suff.
Having a specified kind of jaw: metagnathous.

[New Latin -gnathus, from Greek -gnathos, from gnathos, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]
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-gnathous

adj combining form
indicating or having a jaw of a specified kind: prognathous.
[from New Latin -gnathus, from Greek gnathos jaw]
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-gnathous

a combining form meaning “having a jaw” of the kind or in the position specified by the initial element: prognathous.
[< Greek -gnathos -jawed, adj. derivative of gnáthos jaw (akin to chin); see -ous]
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