prognathism

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prog·na·thous

 (prŏg′nə-thəs, prŏg-nā′-) also prog·nath·ic (prŏg-năth′ĭk, -nā′thĭk)
adj.
Having jaws or mouthparts that project forward to a marked degree.

prog′na·thism (-nə-thĭz′əm) n.
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prognathism

the condition of having jaws that project beyond the upper part of the face. — prognathic, prognathous, adj.
See also: Facial Features
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Noun1.prognathism - the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
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