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  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture

Etymologies

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

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