Craniometry. the angle formed by a line from nasion to prosthion at its intersection with the plane of the Frankfurt horizontal.
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How to use facial angle in a sentence
Second, his prognathism, or projection of the jaws—his index of facial angle being about 70, as compared with the Caucasian 82.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
His forehead betokens greater capacity; being more prominent, more vaulted, and with a greater facial angle.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
The facial angle is as good in most cases as in Europeans, and they have certainly as little of the "lark-heel" as whites.
We've the same facial angle as the Hindoo, but poor Mrs. S—— can't see it.Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books | Horatia K. F. Eden
The head is round, the face but little produced, having a high facial angle.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
British Dictionary definitions for facial angle
the angle formed between a line from the base of the nose to the opening of the ear and a line from the base of the nose to the most prominent part of the forehead: often used in comparative anthropology
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