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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.
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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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Spatial Relationships between the Mandibular Central Incisor and Associated Alveolar Bone in Adults with Mandibular Prognathism. Angle Orthod.
Relationship of the hyoid bone and posterior surface of the tongue in prognathism and micrognathia.
Nasal changes after orthognathic surgery for patients with prognathism and Class III malocclusion: Analysis using three-dimensional photogrammetry.
These malocclusions, which are primarily etiologically caused by genetics, involve mandibular prognathism, maxillary retrognathism, or a combination of these two conditions (2-3).
Tongue tie may result in early prognathism. This is an important indication for tongue tie release.
Genetic Association of ARHGAP21 Gene Variant with Mandibular Prognathism. J Dent Res.
An integrated genomic approach for the study of mandibular prognathism in the European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax).
Jolie has a severe underbite, technically referred to as a mandibular prognathism. She also has two great friends, Evelyn and Derek, a college-aged sister who is pregnant, and a crush on a heartthrob named Noah.
The surgical correction of mandibular prognathism and retrognathia with consideration of genioplasty.
Human jaw has different morphologies, such as vertical (micro or macrognathia), sagittal (retrognathia or prognathism), and transverse (symmetrical or asymmetric) planes (3-6).