[bey-see-on, -zee-]
noun Craniometry.
the midpoint of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum.

1875–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek bás(is) (see basis) + -ion noun suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To basion
World English Dictionary
basion (ˈbeɪsɪən)
anatomy the midpoint on the forward border of the foramen magnum
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin basisbase1]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

basion ba·si·on (bā'sē-ŏn', -zē-)
The middle point on the anterior margin of the great foramen opposite the opisthion.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature