Facial angle
Facial Fa"cial, a. [LL. facialis, fr. L. facies face : cf. F. facial.] Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve. -- {Fa"cial*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Facial angle} (Anat.), the angle, in a skull, included between a straight line (ab, in the illustrations), from the most prominent part of the forehead to the front efge of the upper jaw bone, and another (cd) from this point to the center of the external auditory opening. See {Gnathic index}, under {Gnathic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Facial angle — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • facial angle — n the angle that is determined by the intersection of a line connecting the nasion and prosthion with the Frankfort horizontal plane and is used as a measure of prognathism * * * the angle formed by the junction of the Frankfort horizontal plane… …   Medical dictionary

  • facial angle — n. the angle made by the intersection of two lines drawn from the base of the nostrils, one to the ear opening and the other to the most prominent part of the forehead …   English World dictionary

  • facial angle — noun : a measure of relative prognathism made by determining the angle at which a line connecting the nasion and prosthion intersects the eye ear plane * * * Craniom. the angle formed by a line from nasion to prosthion at its intersection with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • facial angle — n. anatomical angle used to quantify facial protrusion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • FACIAL ANGLE —    an angle formed by drawing two lines, one horizontally from the nostril to the ear, and the other perpendicularly from the advancing part of the upper jawbone to the most prominent part of the forehead, an angle by which the degree of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • facial angle — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The angle formed by the point of union of the face and vertex …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • facial angle — Craniom. the angle formed by a line from nasion to prosthion at its intersection with the plane of the Frankfurt horizontal. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • facial angle — /feɪʃəl ˈæŋgəl/ (say fayshuhl angguhl) noun the angle formed on the face of a skull by a line from nasion to prosthion at its intersection with Reid s baseline …   Australian English dictionary

  • angle — [ ɑ̃gl ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. angulus 1 ♦ Cour. Saillant ou rentrant formé par deux lignes ou deux surfaces qui se coupent. ⇒ arête, coin, encoignure, renfoncement. À l angle de la rue. Former un angle, être en angle. La maison qui fait l angle,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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