Definition of orthognathous in English:

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orthognathous

Pronunciation: /ôrˈTHäɡnəTHəs/

adjective

Anatomy
(Especially of a person) having a jaw that does not project or recede, so that the facial profile is nearly vertical.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from ortho- 'straight' + Greek gnathos 'jaw' + -ous.

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Syllabification: or·thog·na·thous

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