Defective development of one side of the mandible. [hemi- + G. gnathos, jaw]

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hemi·gna·thia (hem″e-naґthe-ə) [hemi- + gnath- + -ia] a developmental anomaly characterized by partial to complete absence of the lower jaw on one side.

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