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  • n. The point in the brow just above the optic foramen, or eyesocket, and glabella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The supraorbital point.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In craniology, the middle of aline drawn across the forehead at the level of the upper margin of the orbits of the eyes. See craniometry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits

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  • The length of the face may be measured from the ophryon or nasion to the chin, or, if the mandible be wanting, to the alveolar point; while its width is represented by the distance between the zygomatic arches.

    II. Osteology. 5d. The Interior of the Skull

  • The horizontal circumference of the cranium is measured in a plane passing through the glabella (Turner) or the ophryon (Flower) in front, and the occipital point behind; it averages about 50 cm. in the female and 52.5 cm. in the male.

    II. Osteology. 5d. The Interior of the Skull

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  • the point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits of the eyes

    February 23, 2007