Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the base of the face, or of the facial, as distinguished from the proper cranial, part of the whole skull: applied to an anterior evertebral region of the base of the primordial skull, corresponding to the situation of the trabeculæ cranii, and consequently in advance of the notochordal region known as the basicranial. See cut under craniofacial.

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  • Again, a line drawn through the axis of the face, between the bones called ethmoid and vomer — the “basifacial axis” (‘f e’.) forms an exceedingly obtuse angle, where, when produced, it cuts the ‘basicranial axis.’

    Essays

  • L.ngitudinal and vertical sections of the skulls of a Beaver ( 'Castor Canadensis'), a L.mur ( 'L. Catia'), and a Baboon ( 'Cynocephalus Papio'), 'a b ', the basicranial axis;' b c ', the occipital plane;' i T ', the tentorial plane; 'a d', the olfactory plane; 'f e', the basifacial axis; 'c b a', occipital angle;

    Lectures and Essays

  • 'f e', the basifacial axis; 'c b a', occipital angle; 'T i a ', tentorial angle;' d a b ', olfactory angle;' e f b ', cranio-facial angle;' g h ', extreme length of the cavity which lodges the cerebral hemispheres or

    On Some Fossil Remains of Man

  • Again, a line drawn through the axis of the face, between the bones called ethmoid and vomer -- the "basifacial axis" ( 'f

    Lectures and Essays

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