Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the jaw.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the jaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the jaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the jaws; specifically, in craniometry, pertaining to the alveolus of the jaws; alveolar: as, the gnathic or alveolar index (which see, under craniometry). Also gnathal.

Etymologies

Greek gnathos, jaw; see genu-2 in Indo-European roots + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek γνάθος (gnathos, "jaw") + English -ic; equivalent to * γναθικός (gnathikos) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The degree of projection of the jaws is determined by the gnathic or alveolar index, which represents the proportion between the basialveolar and basinasal lengths, thus: basialveolar length X 100/basinasal length56

    II. Osteology. 5d. The Interior of the Skull

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  • of or pertaining to the jaw

    February 26, 2007