[ ney-zee-on ]
/ ˈneɪ ziˌɒn /
the intersection of the internasal suture with the nasofrontal suture in the midsagittal plane.
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Origin of nasion
1885–90; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin nās(us) naso- + Greek -ion, diminutive suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM nasionna·si·al, adjective
Words nearby nasion
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Example sentences from the Web for nasion
Height of forehead (from the roots of the hair to the nasion).
Total length of face: from the nasion to the point of the chin.
British Dictionary definitions for nasion
/ (ˈneɪzɪən) /
a craniometric point, where the top of the nose meets the ridge of the forehead
Derived forms of nasionnasial, adjective
Word Origin for nasion
C20: New Latin, from Latin nāsus nose
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Medical definitions for nasion
[ nā′zē-ŏn′ ]
The point on the skull corresponding to the middle of the nasofrontal suture.nasal point
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