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[mi-top-ik] /mɪˈtɒp ɪk/
adjective, Anatomy
of or relating to the forehead; frontal.
Origin of metopic
1875-80; < Greek métōp(on) forehead + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Camper's angle is that included between the auricular foramen, the point of insertion of the upper incisors and the metopic point.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • The antero-posterior metopic diameter: from the metopic to the occipital point.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for metopic


of or relating to the forehead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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metopic in Medicine

metopic me·top·ic (mə-tŏp'ĭk)
Of or relating to the forehead or the anterior portion of the cranium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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