[ ney-thee-on, nath-ee- ]
/ ˈneɪ θiˌɒn, ˈnæθ i- /
Craniometry. the lowest point on the anterior margin of the lower jaw in the midsaggital plane.
Origin of gnathion
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for gnathion
/ (ˈneɪθɪˌɒn, ˈnæθ-) /
the lowest point of the midline of the lower jaw: a reference point in craniometry
Word Origin for gnathion
C19: from New Latin, from Greek gnathos jaw
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Medicine definitions for gnathion
[ năth′ē-ŏn′, nā′thē- ]
The most inferior point of the mandible in the midline.
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