hypognathous

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hypognathous

(haɪˈpɒɡnəθəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) having a lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw
2. (Zoology) (of insects) having downturned mouthparts
hyˈpognathism n
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Adj.1.hypognathous - having a projecting lower jaw
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On examination baby had macrocephaly, wide open anterior fontanelle, proptosis, hypognathism, severe pallor and massive firm hepatosplenomegaly.