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glabella

[ gluh-bel-uh ]
/ gləˈbɛl ə /
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noun, plural gla·bel·lae [gluh-bel-ee]. /gləˈbɛl i/. Anatomy.
the flat area of bone between the eyebrows, used as a craniometric point.
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Origin of glabella

First recorded in 1820–25; from New Latin, either feminine singular or neuter plural of Latin glabellus “smooth, hairless,” equivalent to glaber “without hair, smooth” + -lus, -la, -lum diminutive adjective and noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM glabella

gla·bel·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for glabella

glabella
/ (ɡləˈbɛlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː)
anatomy a smooth elevation of the frontal bone just above the bridge of the nose: a reference point in physical anthropology or craniometry

Derived forms of glabella

glabellar, adjective

Word Origin for glabella

C19: New Latin, from Latin glabellus smooth, from glaber bald, smooth
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