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[goh-nee-on] /ˈgoʊ niˌɒn/
noun, plural gonia
[goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
Craniometry. a point on each side of the lower jaw at the mandibular angle.
Origin of gonion
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gonion


noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
(anatomy) the point or apex of the angle of the lower jaw
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek gōnia angle
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gonion in Medicine

gonion go·ni·on (gō'nē-ŏn')
n. pl. go·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The outer point on either side of the lower jaw at which the jawbone angles upward.

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