craniometric point

any one of a set of points of reference assumed for use in craniometry.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • craniometric point — noun a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken • Hypernyms: ↑landmark • Hyponyms: ↑acanthion, ↑asterion, ↑auriculare, ↑auricular point, ↑bregma, ↑condylion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • point — 1. SYN: punctum. 2. A sharp end or apex. 3. A slight projection. 4. A stage or condition reached, as the boiling p. 5. To become ready to open, said of an abscess or boil the wall of which is becoming thin and about to rupture. 6. In mathematics …   Medical dictionary

  • alveolar point — noun craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla • Syn: ↑prosthion, ↑prostheon • Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point * * * noun : a point on the alveolar process midway between the median… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orbital point — noun the craniometric point at the lowest point on the lower edge of the orbit • Syn: ↑orbitale • Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point * * * noun : orbitale see craniometry illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • auricular point — noun the craniometric point at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus • Syn: ↑auriculare • Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point • Part Holonyms: ↑auditory meatus, ↑acoustic meatus, ↑ear canal, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jugal point — noun the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone • Syn: ↑jugale • Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point • Part Holonyms: ↑cheekbone, ↑zygomatic bone, ↑zygomatic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • supra-auricular point — noun : a craniometric point at the top of the external auditory meatus vertically above the auricular point see craniometry illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • zygomaxillary point — noun : a craniometric point at the lower end of the zygomaticotemporal suture …   Useful english dictionary

  • median mandibular point — a craniometric landmark, being the point at the center of the anterior part of the superior edge of the mandible, at the site of the former mandibular symphysis …   Medical dictionary

  • Bolton point — a craniometric landmark located at the top of the convex curvature of the retrocondylar fossa, posterior to the condyle and between it and the basal surface of the occipital bone. Called also p. Bo …   Medical dictionary

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