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  • adj. Having the maxilla, or lower jaw, longer than the upper jaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having the under mandible longer than the upper, as the black skin.,ner, Rhynchops nigra: applied either to the bird or to its beak. Coues. See cut under Rhynchops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a projecting lower jaw

Etymologies

Ancient Greek from hypo- + -gnathous (Wiktionary)

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