anatomical reference point
anatomical reference point[‚an·ə¦täm·ə·kəl ′ref·rəns ‚pȯint]
A prominent structure or feature of the human body that can be located and described by visual inspection or palpation at the body's surface; used to define movements and postures. Also known as anatomical landmark.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.