gnathic or gnath·al [nath-ik] Word Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the jaw.

Origin of gnathic 1880–85; Greek gnáth(os) jaw + -ic British Dictionary definitions for gnathal gnathic gnathal adjective

  1. anatomy of or relating to the jaw

Word Origin for gnathic C19: from Greek gnathos jaw Word Origin and History for gnathal gnathic adj.

“pertaining to the jaw,” 1882, from Greek gnathos “jaw, cheek,” properly “the lower jaw,” cognate with Lithuanian žandas “jaw.”

gnathal in Medicine gnathic [năth′ĭk] adj.

  1. Relating to the jaw or alveolar process.

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