craniometric point


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Noun1.craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
landmark - an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
acanthion - the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture
asterion - the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
auricular point, auriculare - the craniometric point at the center of the opening of the external acoustic meatus
bregma - the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium
condylion - the craniometric point at the tip of the mandibular condyle
coronion - the craniometric point at the tip of the coronoid process of the mandible
crotaphion - the tip of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone
dacryon - the craniometric point at the junction of the anterior border of the lacrimal bone with the frontal bone
entomion - the craniometric point at the tip of the angular part of the parietal bone that articulates with the temporal bone
glabella, mesophyron - a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows; the most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
inion - the craniometric point that is the most prominent point at the back of the head (at the occipital protuberance)
jugal point, jugale - the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone
lambda - the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull
mastoidale - the craniometric point at the lowest point of the mastoid process
metopion - the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull
nasion - the craniometric point at the bridge of the nose where the frontal and nasal bones of the skull meet
obelion - the craniometric point on the sagittal suture near the lamboid suture
ophryon - the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits
orbital point, orbitale - the craniometric point at the lowest point on the lower edge of the orbit
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
alveolar point, prostheon, prosthion - craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla
pterion - the craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle
rhinion - the anterior tip at the end of the suture of the nasal bones
sphenion - the anterior tip of the parietal bone
stephanion - the craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
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Well-known examples of craniometric points used, included the pterion, asterion, vertex of the skull, the lambda stephanion glabella and the opisthion.
The following craniometric points were taken into consideration: the glabella-inion line (anteroposterior diameter) and the eurion-eurion distance (transverse diameter) (Pereira & Alvim).