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The most prominent projecting point of the occipital bone at the base of the skull.

[Greek īnion, occipital bone, from īs, īn-, sinew, fiber; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Anatomy) anatomy the most prominent point at the back of the head, used as a point of measurement in craniometry
[C19: from Greek: back of the head]


(ˈɪn i ən)

the bulging part of the human occipital bone at the back of the skull.
[1805–15; < New Latin < Greek īníon nape of the neck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inion - the craniometric point that is the most prominent point at the back of the head (at the occipital protuberance)
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
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He wanted to, last Sunday, but I stopped him just as he was goin' out of the door with four heads strung on a string, for all the airth like a string of inions.
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The injections were made under the occipital bone at the medial third between the inion and mastoid process, ipsilateral to the attack.
These include: the inion process, the mastoid process, the frontal ridges, the dentition (Miles, 1958), the dental arch, the shape of the chin, the shape of the angular process, the zygomatic arch, the cranial sutures, and the overall thickness of the cranial bones (Bass, 1971).
Noemi Mandi and Jocelyn Enriquez walked free from their captors in Basilan's Tipo-Tipo town while a third victim, Jocelyn Inion, was recovered by police in another town before noon, the military said.
The viewpoint does occasionally shift, so that the storyteller might be Caitriona Phaidin at one moment and Tomas Taobh Istigh or Inion Choilm Mhoir ('Colm Mor's Daughter') (22) the next, each telling and retelling the tales of characters above and below ground so that readers are often no longer certain what is true and how reliable their information is.