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gnathion

[ ney-thee-on, nath-ee- ]
/ ˈneɪ θiˌɒn, ˈnæθ i- /
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noun
Craniometry. the lowest point on the anterior margin of the lower jaw in the midsaggital plane.
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Origin of gnathion

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for gnathion

gnathion
/ (ˈneɪθɪˌɒn, ˈnæθ-) /

noun
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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