gnathion

[ney-thee-on, nath-ee-]

noun

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

gnathion

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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gnathion in Medicine

gnathion

[năthē-ŏn′, nāthē-]

n.

The most inferior point of the mandible in the midline.
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