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nasion

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noun Craniometry.
  1. the intersection of the internasal suture with the nasofrontal suture in the midsagittal plane.

Origin of nasion

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin nās(us) naso- + Greek -ion, diminutive suffix
Related formsna·si·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for nasion

Historical Examples

  • Height of forehead (from the roots of the hair to the nasion).

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Total length of face: from the nasion to the point of the chin.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori


British Dictionary definitions for nasion

nasion

noun
  1. a craniometric point, where the top of the nose meets the ridge of the forehead
Derived Formsnasial, adjective

Word Origin

C20: New Latin, from Latin nāsus nose
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nasion in Medicine

nasion

(nāzē-ŏn′)
n.
  1. The point on the skull corresponding to the middle of the nasofrontal suture.nasal point
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