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Craniometric Point

Definition of the noun craniometric point

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noun

  1. a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic word: landmark = an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
    • more specific terms:
      • acanthion = the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture
      • asterion = the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
      • auricular point / auriculare = the craniometric point at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus
      • bregma = the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium
      • condylion = the craniometric point at the tip of the mandibular condyle
      • coronion = the craniometric point at the tip of the coronoid process of the mandible
      • crotaphion = the tip of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone
      • dacryon = the craniometric point at the junction of the anterior border of the lacrimal bone with the frontal bone
      • entomion = the craniometric point at the tip of the angular part of the parietal bone that articulates with the temporal bone
      • mesophyron / glabella = a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows
      • gnathion = the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
      • gonion = the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
      • inion = the craniometric point that is the most prominent point at the back of the head
      • jugal point / jugale = the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone
      • lambda = the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull
      • mastoidale = the craniometric point at the lowest point of the mastoid process
      • metopion = the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull
      • nasion = the craniometric point at the bridge of the nose where the frontal and nasal bones of the skull meet
      • obelion = the craniometric point on the sagittal suture near the lamboid suture
      • ophryon = the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits
      • orbital point / orbitale = the craniometric point at the lowest point on the lower edge of the orbit
      • pogonion = the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
      • alveolar point / prostheon / prosthion = craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla
      • pterion = the craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle
      • rhinion = the anterior tip at the end of the suture of the nasal bones
      • sphenion = the anterior tip of the parietal bone
      • stephanion = the craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
      • symphysion = the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
    • part of: skull = the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

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Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1901)

A craniometric point at either end of the bregmatic diameter.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

The most prominent projection in the midline on the posterior occipital protuberance; it is a *craniometric point which can be felt at the base of the skull. initiator.

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

gnathion A craniometric point. The most anterior and inferior point of the body outline of the chin, equidistant from the pogonion and menton. gnathodynamometer ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1908)

by John William Ballantyne

A craniometric point situated where the temporal crest, after passing over the frontal bone, crosses the coronal suture and passes on to the parietal. Steppage Gait. — A peculiar mode of walking (high-stepping) seen in locomotor ataxia, ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

acanthion, a craniometric point at ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

The craniometric point at the end of the greatest transverse diameter of the skull. Eurysma (u-riz'-mah) [evpvveiv, to dilate]. 1. Dilation. 2. A structure which has undergone dilation. Eurythrol [u-ritk'-rol). An extract from the spleen of oxen, having ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1922)

Consisting of Words and Phrases Used in Dental Literature and Such Words of the Collateral Sciences as Relate to the Art and Science of Dentistry, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition by Lovick Pierce Anthony

A craniometric point, namely, the lower end of the suture uniting the nasal bones. rhi-ni'tis (Gr. rhis, nose + itis, inflammation). Inflammation of the nose or nasal mucous membrane. rhi-nol'o-gy (Gr. rhis, nose + logos, treatise). That branch of ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

A craniometric point at the union of the temporal and frontal processes of the zygomatic bone. SYNjugal point. ju-gal point (jugål poynt) ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

Λ uppercase Greek letter lambda λ lowercase Greek letter lambda; craniometric point; decay constant ; an immunoglobulin light chain; mean freepath; microliter; thermal conductivity; ...

Google previewA practical medical dictionary ... (1914)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

A craniometric point in the region of the posterolateral, or mastoid, fontanelle, at the junction of the mastoid temporal, parietal, and occipital bones, or where the lambdoid, occipitomastoid, and parietomastoid sutures meet. aster'nal [G. a- priv.

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1900 (1900)

[1st ed.]

A craniometric point situated at either end of the smallest transverse diameter in the temporal region. Steno- [Gr. crmtft narrow]. A prefix signifying contracted or narrow. Slenobregmate (sten-o-breg'mfit) [Gr. owo* narrow + ftpiyna bregma].

Google previewThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, American Heritage

The craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures. –adj. Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins. Lam-bert-Eaton syndrome (lām"bort-) n.

Google previewDictionary of medical terms (1899)

by Henry Eugène de Méric

Gonion ; The craniometric point at the angle of the lower jaw. Gonocèle. (1) Gonocele ; (2) Spermatocele ; Gonocele. Gonochorise, ou -isme. Gonochorismus . Gonocoque ; Gonococcus. Gonococcus. Hémiacéphale. Hemiacephalus («), - lous ...

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