gnathion


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gnathion

[′nā·thē‚än]
(anthropology)
The midpoint of the lower margin of the mandible in humans.
(vertebrate zoology)
The most anterior point of the premaxillae on or near the middle line in certain lower mammals.
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For the ear length, regression analysis and Pearson correlation showed that the distance between subnasale and gnathion can be used as a predictable determinant for length of the ear in all facial forms except tapering faces.
From the present study, we were able to conclude that the subnasale to gnathion distance was the most dependent variable with respect to the length of the ear, while both interalar distance and exocanthion to endocanthion distance correlate highly significantly to the width of the ear.
g = glabella, gn = gnathion, n = nasion, sn = subnasale, tr = trichion.