inion

inion

[in-ee-uhn]
noun Craniometry.
a point at the external occipital protuberance of the skull.

Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek īníon nape of the neck, equivalent to īn- (stem of ī́s) fiber, sinew + -ion diminutive suffix

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inion (ˈɪnɪən)
 
n
anatomy the most prominent point at the back of the head, used as a point of measurement in craniometry
 
[C19: from Greek: back of the head]

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inion in·i·on (ĭn'ē-ən)
n.
The most prominent projecting point of the occipital bone at the base of the skull.

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