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Definition of Prognathism

Prognathism: An overly prominent jaw. Prognathism may cause no problems or be associated with dental problems. Prognathism is characteristic of some diseases, such as acromegaly.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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