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[pros-thee-on] /ˈprɒs θiˌɒn/
noun, Craniometry.
the most forward projecting point of the anterior surface of the upper jaw, in the midsagittal plane.
Origin of prosthion
1920-25; < Greek prósthion, neuter of prósthios frontal, akin to prósthen forward
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prosthionic, adjective Unabridged
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prosthion in Medicine

prosthion pros·thi·on (prŏs'thē-ŏn')
The most anterior point on the maxillary alveolar process, between the central incisor teeth. Also called alveolar point.

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