from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The outer point on either side of the lower jaw at which the jawbone angles upward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anthropometric landmark located at the most inferior, posterior, and lateral point on the external angle of the mandible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The angle of the lower jaw; the mandibular angle: chiefly used in eraniology. See craniometry.

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

  • n. the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw


French, from Greek gōniā, angle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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