Definition of orthognathic in English:

orthognathic

Pronunciation /ˌɔːθɒɡˈnaθɪk/

adjective

  • 1Anthropology
    = "orthognathous".

  • 2Anthropology Dentistry
    Designating surgical procedures designed to correct abnormal positioning of the jaw bones; of or relating to such surgery.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From ortho- + -gnathic, after scientific Latin orthognathus.