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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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"Kris has most likely had Botox to her forehead and glabella (in between the eyebrows) as you can see she has a smooth forehead, lifted eyebrow arches and a limited frown/expression.
Physical exam demonstrated numerous coalescing skin-colored to pink firm papules on the forehead and glabella, postauricular areas, neck chest, and back.
[12] The maximum head length was measured as the maximum antero-posterior diameter by spreading calipers from glabella to irion.
Second, the facial midline was designed according to facial features, such as the glabella, nose, and chin, to find the best facial position.
However, patients in family A with ASPM mutations had facial features in the form of prominent glabella, arched, thin eyebrows, and prominent eyes in infancy.
Initial PET/CT demonstrated FDG avid liver and lung metastases with a small focus of residual activity at the glabella consistent with incomplete resection (Figure 4).
Dubbed Glabella, the glasses come with optical sensors concealed inside the frame.
Species of Omegops with a broadly and evenly rounded anterior margin of the glabella. Glabellar axial furrows almost straight, posteriorly and medially divergent at 40-45[degrees].
Dysmorphic features included prominent glabella, asymmetric face, right malarial hypoplasia, three skin tags in the left ear and one in the right ear, right microtia and cleft earlobe, upslanting palpebral fissures, broad nasal root, narrow ala nasi, prominent columella, short neck, shoulder asymmetry, bilateral 5th clinodactyly, bilateral partial cutaneous syndactyly between the 2nd and 3rd toes, and left testis in the inguinal canal.
A recent article from IEEE Spectrum reported on Microsoft's Glabella Project, which aims to continuously and unobtrusively monitor heart rates at three locations on the wearer's head.
On the dysmorphic examination, dolichocephaly, large anterior fontanel, prominent forehead and glabella, hypertelorism, macrophthalmic-proptotic appearance, flattened nasal root, antevert nostrils, small nose, low, posterior and displaced ears, microretrognatia, short philtrum, fish mouth, high and narrow palate, secondary alveolar arch, pectus carinatum (Figure 1).