Gnathic Gnath"ic, a. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw. [1913 Webster]

{Gnathic index}, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance from the basion to the middle of the front edge of the upper jaw; -- called also {alveolar index}. [1913 Webster]

Skulls with the gnathic index below 98 are orthognathous, from 98 to 103 mesognathous, and above 103 are prognathous. --Flower. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gnathic — pertaining to the jaw, 1882, from Gk. gnathos jaw, cheek, properly the lower jaw, cognate with Lith. ЕЅandas jaw …   Etymology dictionary

  • gnathic — [nath′ik] adj. [< Gr gnathos, jaw (for IE base see CHIN) + IC] of the jaw …   English World dictionary

  • gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… …   Wiktionary

  • gnathic — also gnathal adjective Etymology: Greek gnathos jaw Date: 1882 of or relating to the jaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gnathic — relating to the jaw. See also gnathal …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gnathic — /nath ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the jaw. Also, gnathal. [1880 85; < Gk gnáth(os) jaw + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gnathic — Relating to the jaw or alveolar process. [G. gnathos, jaw] * * * gnath·ic nath ik or gna·thal nā thəl, nath əl adj of or relating to the jaw * * * gnath·ic (nathґik) pertaining to the jaw or cheek …   Medical dictionary

  • gnathic — adj. of or pertaining to the jaw …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gnathic — [ naθɪk, neɪ ] adjective rare relating to the jaws. Origin C19: from Gk gnathos jaw + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • gnathic — gnath·ic …   English syllables

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