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landmark

[′lan‚märk]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any distinctive feature that can be used to identify a chromosome.
(engineering)
Any fixed natural or artificial monument or object used to designate a land boundary.
(navigation)
A conspicuous natural or artificial object near or on land, other than an established aid to navigation, and observable by eye or radar; used in the piloting type of navigation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Landmark

Any building structure or place that has a special character or special historic or aesthetic interest or value as part of the heritage or cultural characteristics of a city, state, or nation.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

landmark

1. Any building, structure, or place that has a special character, special historic interest, and/or special aesthetic interest, or value, as part of the development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of a nation, state, city, or town.
2. A monument, fixed object, or marker on the ground that designates the location of a land boundary.
3. A formal designation of such status for a building by a national or local authority. Also see National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In order to describe the superior-inferior relationship between the NEP of each muscle and bony landmarks, a suture thread immersed in barium sulfate was sewn into the skin between the femoral greater trochanter and the femoral lateral epicondyle and designated as L.
Using bony landmarks, the NEPs were also located at the skin level.
The vein in its course may be highly variable both in its distance from the major bony landmarks and its tributaries.
A morphometric evaluation of some important bony landmarks on the skull base related to sexes.
In present study 40 dry skulls were examined for morphology & variation of the pterion with relation to the 2 bony landmarks. The distance between the pterion with respect to landmarks is measured by the stainless steel sliding caliper and the data obtained was analyzed statistically.