Origin of nasion

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin nās(us) naso- + Greek -ion, diminutive suffix
Related formsna·si·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for nasion


  1. a craniometric point, where the top of the nose meets the ridge of the forehead
Derived Formsnasial, adjective

Word Origin for nasion

C20: New Latin, from Latin nāsus nose
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nasion in Medicine


  1. The point on the skull corresponding to the middle of the nasofrontal suture.nasal point
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