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

prog′na·thism (-nə-thĭz′əm) n.


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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Often the animal's head was distorted, having a horse-like or pig-like shape, brachygnathism, prognathism, and/or diverging sagittal axes (online Technical Appendix 3 Figure 3).
His voice was deep, and he demonstrated prognathism, teeth separation, thickened skin, and broad hands and feet.
The most common reported dysmorphic feature was prognathism.
Although relations between the two are clearly cordial, the physiognomy of the Orangeman's face clearly differs from the prognathism used by Staples to depict those of the Catholic and his family.
The configuration of the neck relative to the skull base, the shape of the palate, and prognathism and mouth size can be scaled against those of chimpanzees and/or humans to judge whether the physical speech apparatus in a given taxon resembled those of apes or that of humans.
3,4) Carious and misplaced teeth, (4) and patchy sclerosis of the cranial vault with associated moderate supraorbital prominence and prognathism are features that have been reported in Pyletype metaphyseal dysplasia.
The new hominid has been given the scientific name of Anoiapithecus brevirostris, in reference to the region where the town of els Hostalets is situated (l'Anoia) and also to the fact that the new taxon has a very modern facial morphology, characterized by a very reduced facial prognathism, i.