gonial

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gonion +‎ -al

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gonial ‎(not comparable)

  1. (cytology) Of or pertaining to the gonia, primitive germ cells.
    • 1932, Tso-hin Cheng, The Germ Cell History of Rana Cantabrigensis Baird [1], page 558:
      "When found, the expelled elements may be gonial cells or oocytes, normal or rarely degenerating."
  2. (anatomy, dentistry) Of or pertaining to the gonion, the point at the apex of the mandible, or lower jaw.
    • 1925, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Shirokogorov, Anthropology of Eastern China and Kwangtung Province, [2] page 79:
      "We have seen that the gonial diameter, being related to the head breadth, is higher among the northern groups and especially among Mongols."

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