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prosthion

[pros-thee-on]
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noun Craniometry.
  1. 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
Related formspros·thi·on·ic, adjective
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prosthion in Medicine

prosthion

(prŏsthē-ŏn′)
n.
  1. The most anterior point on the maxillary alveolar process, between the central incisor teeth.alveolar point
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