alveolar index
Gnathic Gnath"ic, a. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw. [1913 Webster]

{Gnathic index}, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance from the basion to the middle of the front edge of the upper jaw; -- called also {alveolar index}. [1913 Webster]

Skulls with the gnathic index below 98 are orthognathous, from 98 to 103 mesognathous, and above 103 are prognathous. --Flower. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • alveolar index — n GNATHIC INDEX * * * gnathic i …   Medical dictionary

  • alveolar index — noun : gnathic index …   Useful english dictionary

  • maxillo-alveolar index — max·il·lo al·ve·o·lar index mak .sil (.)ō al vē ə lər , .mak sə (.)lō n the ratio multiplied by 100 of the distance between the most lateral points on the external border of opposite sides of the alveolar arch to its length …   Medical dictionary

  • maxillo-alveolar index — mak|si(ˌ)lō+... noun anthropology : the ratio multiplied by 100 of the breadth of the alveolar arch to its length …   Useful english dictionary

  • upper alveolar index — noun : the ratio of the maximum external breadth to the external length of the upper jaw multiplied by 100 …   Useful english dictionary

  • index — 1. [NA] SYN: i. finger. 2. A guide, standard, indicator, symbol, or number denoting the relation in respect to size, capacity, or function, of one part or thing to another. SEE ALSO: quotient, r …   Medical dictionary

  • Alveolar soft part sarcoma — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = 9581/3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D018234 Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a very rare type of Soft tissue sarcoma a slow growing …   Wikipedia

  • gnathic index — n the anthropometric ratio of the distance from the nasion to the basion to that from the basion to the alveolar point multiplied by 100 called also alveolar index * * * the degree of prominence of the upper jaw, expressed as a percentage of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gnathic index — Gnathic Gnath ic, a. [Gr. gna qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw. [1913 Webster] {Gnathic index}, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minimum alveolar concentration — or MAC is a concept used to compare the strengths, or potency, of anaesthetic vapours;[1] in simple terms, it is defined as the concentration of the vapour in the lungs that is needed to prevent movement (motor response) in 50% of subjects in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”