Definition of Gnathic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the jaw.



Definition of Gnathic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the jaw. ¹

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Definition of Gnathic

1. of or pertaining to the jaw [adj]

Medical Definition of Gnathic

1. Of or pertaining to the jaw. 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. "Skulls with the gnathic index below 98 are orthognathous, from 98 to 103 mesognathous, and above 103 are prognathous." (Flower) Origin: Gr. The jaw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnathic

gnashes
gnashing
gnashingly
gnasht
gnashy
gnasp
gnast
gnasting
gnat
gnatcatcher
gnatcatchers
gnateater
gnateaters
gnathal
gnathastegite
gnathic (current term)
gnathic index
gnathidia
gnathidium
gnathion
gnathions
gnathite
gnathites
gnatho-
gnathocephalus
gnathodynamics
gnathodynamometer
gnathodynamometers
gnathography
gnathological

Literary usage of Gnathic

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1. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"Alveolar Index (gnathic Index). This index is obtainable on 6 crania of the combined series. ... gnathic ..."

2. Essay on the Irregularities of the Teeth: With Special Reference to a Theory by James Sim Wallace (1904)
"Flower's gnathic index, which is well known, viz. ... This gnathic index gives, of course, the relative sizes of the jaws to the head, and we need not ..."

3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"The alveolar or gnathic index was 103-8 mm., slightly above Prof. ... The mean gnathic index in Sir William Turner's specimens was 100-3 mm., ..."

4. The Aborigines of New South Wales by John Fraser (1892)
"In the six skulls illustrative of this report the average gnathic index was ... Co-related with the low gnathic indices in the table may be mentioned the ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... alveolar: as, the gnathic or alveolar index (which see, ... The mean gnathic Index of the two skulls, 1066, is therefore much higher than that of the ..."

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