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facial angle


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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Nearby words

facetiae, facetious, faceup, facia, facial, facial angle, facial artery, facial axis, facial bone, facial canal, facial eczema

Origin of facial angle

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for facial angle

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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