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

  • adj. Having receding jaws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anthropology, having retreating jaws or teeth: the opposite of prognathous.

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

  • 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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