gnathion

[ ney-thee-on, nath-ee- ]
/ ˈneɪ θiˌɒn, ˈnæθ i- /

noun

Craniometry. the lowest point on the anterior margin of the lower jaw in the midsaggital plane.

Nearby words

  1. gnat-catcher,
  2. gnatcatcher,
  3. gnateater,
  4. gnathic,
  5. gnathic index,
  6. gnathite,
  7. gnatho-,
  8. gnathodynamics,
  9. gnathodynamometer,
  10. gnathological

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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Medicine definitions for gnathion

gnathion

[ năthē-ŏn′, nāthē- ]

n.

The most inferior point of the mandible in the midline.

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