acanthion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκάνθιον (akánthion, little spine),[1] from ἄκανθα (ákantha, thorn).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈkæn.θi.n̩/, /əˈkænt.θi.n̩/, /əˈkæn.θiˌɑn/

Noun[edit]

acanthion

  1. (medicine) A point lying near the base of the nose; specifically, the point at the base of the anterior nasal spine that lies on the mesial line; tip of the anterior nasal spine.
    • 1987, D.M. Wilmot & Gail A. Sharko, Pediatric Imaging for the Technologist[1], page 114:
      The central ray is directed to a point just inferior to the acanthion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Clayton L., ed. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 5th. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., 1993.
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)

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