Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mental point (which see). See also cut under craniometry.

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  • n. the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline

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  • The ratios of the breadth of the zygomatic arch (supposing it equal to 100) to the height of the entire face (from the nasion to the gnathion), and to the height of the upper face (from the nasion to the prosthion), give facial indices which are divided by R. Martin into the following groups: (1) Index for the entire face: hypercuryprosopous (to 79.9), curyprosopous (80.0 to 89.9), leptoprosopous (90.0 to 94.9), hyperleptoprosopous (over 95.0).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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