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  • n. The most anterior point of the upper alveolar process

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In craniometry, the point between the two upper middle incisors. Same as alveolar point (which see, under alveolar).

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  • n. craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla


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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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