[ goh-nee-on ]
/ ˈgoʊ niˌɒn /
noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/.
Craniometry. a point on each side of the lower jaw at the mandibular angle.
Origin of gonion
First recorded in 1875–80
Definition for gonia (2 of 2)
[ goh-nee-uh m ]
/ ˈgoʊ ni əm /
noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/. Cell Biology.
the germ cell during the phase marked by mitosis.
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British Dictionary definitions for gonia
/ (ˈɡəʊnɪən) /
noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
anatomy the point or apex of the angle of the lower jaw
Word Origin for gonion
C19: from New Latin, from Greek gōnia angle
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Medicine definitions for gonia
[ gō′nē-ŏn′ ]
n. pl. go•ni•a (-nē-ə)
The outer point on either side of the lower jaw at which the jawbone angles upward.
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