opisthocranion


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opisthocranion

[ə‚pis·thə′krā·nē‚än]
(anthropology)
The point, wherever it may lie in the sagittal plane on the occipital bone, which marks the posterior extremity of the longest diameter of the skull, measured from the glabella.
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The end of the nasal, opisthocranion, left gonion, and supra M2 were insignificant (p > 05).
In addition to the anatomical points evaluated in other studies, this study evaluated additional points, vertex, opisthocranion, inion, porion, and Whitnall's tubercle (outer canthus), which will help in three-dimensional facial reconstruction.