[ pros-thee-on ]
/ ˈprɒs θiˌɒn /
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the most forward projecting point of the anterior surface of the upper jaw, in the midsagittal plane.
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Origin of prosthion
1920–25; <Greek prósthion, neuter of prósthios frontal, akin to prósthen forward
OTHER WORDS FROM prosthionpros·thi·on·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for prosthion
[ prŏs′thē-ŏn′ ]
The most anterior point on the maxillary alveolar process, between the central incisor teeth.alveolar point
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