(?), a. (Zol.) Having both mandibles of equal length, the tips meeting, as in certain birds.
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(p*rg"n*ths), n.;
pl. Paragnathi (p*rg"n*th).
[NL. See Para-, and Gnathic.] (Zol.) (a) One of the two lobes which form the lower lip, or metastome, of Crustacea. (b) One of the small, horny, toothlike jaws of certain annelids.
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(pr`*g"j), n. [L., fr. Gr. paragwgh`, from para`gein to lead beside, protract; para` beside + 'a`gein to lead.] 1. (Gram.) The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word, as withouten for without.
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2. (Med.) Coaptation. [Obs.] Dunglison.
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(?), } a. [Cf. F. paragogique.] Of, pertaining to, or constituting, a paragoge; added to the end of, or serving to lengthen, a word.
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Paragogic letters, in the Semitic languages, letters which are added to the ordinary forms of words, to express additional emphasis, or some change in the sense.
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