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n. pl. gla·bel·lae (-bĕl′ē)
The smooth area between the eyebrows just above the nose.

[New Latin, from feminine of Latin glabellus, hairless, diminutive of glaber.]

gla·bel′lar adj.


n, pl -lae (-liː)
(Anatomy) anatomy a smooth elevation of the frontal bone just above the bridge of the nose: a reference point in physical anthropology or craniometry
[C19: New Latin, from Latin glabellus smooth, from glaber bald, smooth]
glaˈbellar adj


(gləˈbɛl ə)

n., pl. -bel•lae (-ˈbɛl i)
the raised area of bone between the eyebrows.
[1590–1600; < New Latin < Latin glabellus smooth, hairless, derivative of glaber without hair]
gla•bel′lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glabella - a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrowsglabella - 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
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
frontal bone, os frontale, forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
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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.
Head circumference data were recorded as the maximum circumference of the head measured from just above the glabella to the area near the top of the occipital bone (opisthocranion) (Krishan).
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The longitudinal folding of the glabella due to coalescence of papules gives rise to leonine face.
The second criteria is the horizontal thirds, and where the ideal proportion is determined when the face is segmented into three equal lengths: upper third is hairline to glabella (between the eyebrows); middle third is glabella to nasal base; lower third is nasal base to tip of chin.
Other potential donor sites are the glabella, nasolabial area, and the eyelid.
Glabella (G): Length between bony G and its horizontal projection (G') over the vertical passing through soft tissue glabella.
The Vertical Alignment of the Head (VAH) was defined as the angle formed between the vertical straight line and the straight line segment made by the glabella and the upper edge of the manubrium.
The most common areas for botulinum toxin treatment are the upper face, including the glabella, forehead, brows, and lateral canthal lines, or crow's feet.
Glabella is the midpoint of the portion of the frontal bone above the nasal root between the supraorbital ridges.
A comparison of the clinical features of the two probands with those reported in the literature [1] Clinical features Proband B Proband S Macrosomia Yes No Macrocephaly Yes Yes Hypertelorism, epicanthic folds, Yes Yes downslanted palpebral fissures Redundant skin over glabella No No Macrostomia Yes Yes Macroglossia Yes Yes Midline groove lower lip or tongue Yes Yes Cleft lip or palate or high, narrow palate No No Macrognathia Yes No Congenital heart disease Yes Yes Conduction defects No No Diastasis recti/umbilical hernia No No Diaphragmatic hernia No No Renal dysplasia/nephromegaly Yes No Cryptorchidism/hypospadias Yes No Hand anomalies No Yes Rib anomalies Yes Yes Table 2.