gnathion [ney-thee-on, nath-ee-] Word Origin noun
- Craniometry. the lowest point on the anterior margin of the lower jaw in the midsaggital plane.
Origin of gnathion First recorded in 1885–90 British Dictionary definitions for gnathion gnathion noun
- the lowest point of the midline of the lower jaw: a reference point in craniometry
Word Origin for gnathion C19: from New Latin, from Greek gnathos jaw gnathion in Medicine gnathion [năth′ē-ŏn′, nā′thē-] n.
- The most inferior point of the mandible in the midline.