facial angle


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facial angle

[¦fā·shəl ′aŋ·gəl]
(anthropology)
The angle formed by the union of a line connecting nasion and gnathion with the Frankfort horizontal plane of the head.
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In northern Mexican population the Holdaway soft tissue facial angle was significantly greater in 13-year-old boys than in girls, indicating a more convex soft tissue profile.
GoGn, CoGn, Co-Pog, Jarabak index, GoGn-Sn, palatal-GoGn, facial angle, gonial angle, and U1 to SN also showed significant changes (Table 1, 2).
The central player in this world was Pierre Camper (who was, one might add, publicized by his son-in-law Theodor Soemmering) who established the facial angle (a complete invention) to distinguish man from beast (or at least from the ape).
He set as the ideal an angle of one hundred degrees, a facial angle acknowledged not to exist in reality but often used to portray gods and goddesses in Greek statuary.
Early issues featured song sheets and advice for musicians such as "how the facial angle affects clarinet playing".