American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having receding jaws.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anthropology, having retreating jaws or teeth: the opposite of prognathous.
- adj. having receding jaws
- Greek opistho-, behind (from opisthen; see epi in Indo-European roots) + -gnathous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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