Definition of mesognathous in English:

mesognathous

adjective

Anthropology
  • Designating a face or skull with a slightly projecting jaw, intermediate between prognathous and orthognathous; (of a person) having a profile of this kind.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Flower (1831–1899), zoologist and museum curator. From meso- + -gnathous.

Pronunciation

mesognathous

/mɛˈsɒɡnəθəs//mɪˈsɒɡnəθəs/