alveolar point

noun
craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla
Syn: ↑prosthion, ↑prostheon
Hypernyms: ↑craniometric point

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noun
: a point on the alveolar process midway between the median upper incisor teeth — see craniometry illustration

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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