from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In craniometry, the extreme point of the nasal spine.

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  • noun medicine A point lying near the base of the nose; specifically, the point at the base of the anterior nasal spine that lies on the mesial line; tip of the anterior nasal spine.

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  • noun the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture


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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκάνθιον (akanthion, "little spine"), from ἄκανθα (akantha, "thorn").


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