• WordNet 3.6
    • n prognathism the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prognathism (Anat) Projection of the jaws.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prognathism The prognathic state or condition; the quality of being prognathic; the condition of having a small facial or a large craniofacial angle. See orthognathous.
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In literature:

A huge brute with thick lips and prognathous jaw stood at her shoulder.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She had pronounced prognathism, which gave her a simian appearance.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In order to discover the necessary area, Nature had given him an enormous prognathous jaw.
"White Fang" by Jack London
They are of very light colour, have fine noses, well-cut and not over-full lips, while the prognathous jaw is uncommon.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
The upper jaw is slightly prognathous and the roof of the mouth unusually arched.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
Maxillary bones normal except lower jaw slightly prognathic.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
It was large, and the thin lips were drawn tightly over large and protruding teeth, its aspect being prognathous and menacing.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
Burns thrust his red face, with its prognathic jaw, menacingly toward Kittrell.
"Americans All" by Various
There is no tendency to prognathism, as in some of the Celts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Young monkeys and young negroes, however, are not prognathous like their parents, but become so as they grow older.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various

In science:

Table 10: Measures of facial prognathism in males from modern living populations.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species