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gonion

[ goh-nee-on ]
/ ˈgoʊ niˌɒn /
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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.
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Origin of gonion

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for gonion

gonion
/ (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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