Infobox Bone
Name = Glabella
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Caption = Frontal bone. Outer surface. (Glabella visible near bottom of bone.)

Caption2 = Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Glabella labeled at center left.)
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The glabella (also known as the 'Garcia') is the space between the eyebrows and above the nose. It is slightly elevated, and joins the two superciliary ridges.

The term is derived from the Latin 'glabellus', meaning smooth, as this area is usually hairless.

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The glabella can be used to measure skin turgor in patients suspected of being dehydrated.

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  • Glabella — Gla*bel la, n.; pl. {Glabell[ae]}. [NL., fr. L. glabellus hairless, fr. glaber bald.] (Anat.) The space between the eyebrows, also including the corresponding part of the frontal bone; the mesophryon. {Gla*bel lar}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glabella — (neulat.), Stirnglatze, die haarlose Stelle zwischen den Augenbrauen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • glabella — space between the eyebrows, 1590s, Modern Latin, properly fem. of adj. glabellus without hair, smooth, dim. of glaber smooth, bald, from PIE *gladh smooth (see GLAD (Cf. glad)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • GLABELLA — (от лат. glaber плешивый), надпереносье,треугольного очертания,обыкновенно несколько углубленная площадка над корнем носа между надбровными дугами (arcus superciliares); покрывающая ее кожа лишена волос, откуда и название. Служит в кефало и… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • glabella — [glə bel′ə] n. pl. glabellae [glə bel′ē, glə bel′ī΄] [ModL < L, fem. of glabellus, without hair < glaber: see GLABROUS] smooth prominence on the forehead between the eyebrows and just above the nose glabellar adj …   English World dictionary

  • Glabella — Die Glabella am Schädel des Menschen liegt oberhalb der Augen Die Glabella (lat. glabellus, Diminutiv von glaber „glatt“, „haarlos“) ist die bei den meisten Menschen haarlose Hautregion zwischen den Augenbrauen sowie die unterhalb dieser Stelle… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glabella — Glabellum Gla*bel lum, n.; pl. {Glabella}. [NL. See {Glabella}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The median, convex lobe of the head of a trilobite. See {Trilobite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glabella — Gla|bel|la die; , ...llen <aus nlat. glabella »unbehaarte Stelle« zu lat. glaber »glatt, unbehaart«>: 1. als ↑anthropologischer Messpunkt geltende unbehaarte Stelle zwischen den Augenbrauen. 2. Kopfmittelstück der ↑Trilobiten …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • glabella — noun (plural glabellae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of glabellus hairless, diminutive of glaber Date: circa 1823 the smooth prominence between the eyebrows • glabellar adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glabella — n. [L. dim. glaber, bald] (ARTHROPODA: Trilobita) A thickened, median elevated cephalic shield of trilobites …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology