- the intersection of the internasal suture with the nasofrontal suture in the midsagittal plane.
Origin of nasion
1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin nās(us) naso- + Greek -ion, diminutive suffix
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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.
- a craniometric point, where the top of the nose meets the ridge of the forehead
Word Origin for nasion
C20: New Latin, from Latin nāsus nose
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- The point on the skull corresponding to the middle of the nasofrontal suture.nasal point
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