Prognathous Prog"na*thous, a. [Gr. ? before + ? the jaw] (Anat.) Having the jaws projecting beyond the upper part of the face; -- opposed to orthognathous. See {Gnathic index}, under {Gnathic}. [1913 Webster]

Their countenances had the true prognathous character. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

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  • prognathous — adjective Date: 1836 being or having the lower jaw projecting beyond the upper part of the face …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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