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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. 2017.
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  • The antero-posterior metopic diameter: from the metopic to the occipital point.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • 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
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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