prosthion

[ pros-thee-on ]
/ ˈprɒs θiˌɒn /

noun Craniometry.

the most forward projecting point of the anterior surface of the upper jaw, in the midsagittal plane.

Origin of prosthion

1920–25; < Greek prósthion, neuter of prósthios frontal, akin to prósthen forward

OTHER WORDS FROM prosthion

pros·thi·on·ic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for prosthion

prosthion
[ prŏsthē-ŏn′ ]

n.

The most anterior point on the maxillary alveolar process, between the central incisor teeth.alveolar point
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