gnathion

gnathion

[ney-thee-on, nath-ee-]
noun
Craniometry. the lowest point on the anterior margin of the lower jaw in the midsaggital plane.

Origin:
1885–90

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gnathion (ˈneɪθɪˌɒn, ˈnæθ-)
 
n
the lowest point of the midline of the lower jaw: a reference point in craniometry
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek gnathos jaw]

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gnathion gnath·i·on (nāth'ē-ŏn', nā'thē-)
n.
The most inferior point of the mandible in the midline.

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