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[bey-see-on, -zee-]
noun Craniometry.
  1. the midpoint of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum.
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Origin of basion

1875–80; < New Latin < Greek bás(is) (see basis) + -ion noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for basion


  1. anatomy the midpoint on the forward border of the foramen magnum
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Latin basis base 1
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basion in Medicine


(bāsē-ŏn′, -zē-)
  1. The middle point on the anterior margin of the great foramen opposite the opisthion.
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