[ mi-top-ik ]
/ mɪˈtɒp ɪk /

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the forehead; frontal.



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Origin of metopic

1875–80; < Greek métōp(on) forehead + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for metopic

  • The antero-posterior metopic diameter: from the metopic to the occipital point.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • Camper's angle is that included between the auricular foramen, the point of insertion of the upper incisors and the metopic point.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori

British Dictionary definitions for metopic

/ (mɪˈtɒpɪk) /


of or relating to the forehead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for metopic

[ mə-tŏpĭk ]


Of or relating to the forehead or the anterior portion of the cranium.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.