facial angle


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facial angle

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1. (Anatomy) the angle formed between a line from the base of the nose to the opening of the ear and a line from the base of the nose to the most prominent part of the forehead: often used in comparative anthropology
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the angle formed between a line from the base of the nose to the opening of the ear and a line from the base of the nose to the most prominent part of the forehead: often used in comparative anthropology
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The type of these people," said he in his sonorous fashion, "whether judged by cranial capacity, facial angle, or any other test, cannot be regarded as a low one; on the contrary, we must place it as considerably higher in the scale than many South American tribes which I can mention.
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I am not sure that the greatest man of his age, if ever that solitary superlative existed, could escape these unfavorable reflections of himself in various small mirrors; and even Milton, looking for his portrait in a spoon, must submit to have the facial angle of a bumpkin.
Like their brothers the sea-kind, they are ugly animals, of a yellowish orange beneath, and of a brownish red colour above: from their low facial angle they have a singularly stupid appearance.
Soft tissue facial angle (STA): The downward and inner angle formed at a point where the sella-nasion line crosses the soft tissue and a line combining the suprapogonion with the Frankfort horizontal plane;
The H angle, Soft tissue facial angle, Nose prominence, Upper lip sulcus depth (upper lip curl), Basic upper lip thickness, Upper lip thickness, Upper lip strain, Skeletal profile convexity, Soft tissue subnasale to H line, Lower lip to H line, Inferior sulcus to the H line (lower lip sulcus depth), and Soft tissue chin thickness measurements were analyzed using the definitions provided by Holdaway10 (Fig 1).