the condition of having an upper jaw that protrudes beyond the plane of the face. —gnathic, adj.
Obsolete, the act of gaping or letting the mouth hang open wide.
a feature or detail in relation to outline or contour, as a feature of a face. —lineamental, adj.
the condition of having medium-sized jaws that project only slightly from the plane of the face. —mesognathic, mesognathous, adj.
Rare. a form of divination involving examination of facial features. —metopomantic, adj.
the art or science of physiognomy; the attempt to discern a person’s character from the study of the facial features. —metoposcopist, n., —metoposcopic, metoposcopical, adj.
the condition of having retracted jaws. —opisthognathic, opisthognathous, adj.
the condition of having straight jaws. —orthognathic, orthog-nathous, adj.
the study of the signs that reveal human passions. —pathognomonic, adj.
1. the art of determining character or personal qualities from the features or form of the body, especially the face.
2. divination by examining the features of a face. —physiognomist, n. —physiognomic, physiognomical, adj.
the condition of having jaws that project beyond the upper part of the face. —prognathic, prognathous, adj.
neuralgia affecting the face.
1. Obsolete, a description of the face. See also history.