[ gluh-bel-uh ]
/ gləˈbɛl ə /

noun, plural gla·bel·lae [gluh-bel-ee] /gləˈbɛl i/. Anatomy.

the flat area of bone between the eyebrows, used as a craniometric point.

Words nearby glabella

Origin of glabella

1590–1600; < New Latin, feminine of Latin glabellus smooth, hairless, equivalent to glaber without hair, smooth + -lus diminutive suffix; cf. castellum


gla·bel·lar, adjective

Definition for glabella (2 of 2)

[ gluh-bel-uh m ]
/ gləˈbɛl əm /

noun, plural gla·bel·la [gluh-bel-uh] /gləˈbɛl ə/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medicine definitions for glabella

[ glə-bĕlə ]

n. pl. gla•bel•lae (-bĕlē)

The smooth area between the eyebrows just above the nose.
The most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline of the supraorbital ridges.mesophryon
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