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Pronunciation: gla-bel'a


  1. A smooth prominence, most marked in the male, on the frontal bone above the root of the nose.
  2. The most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges.

Synonym(s): mesophryon

[L. glabellus, hairless, smooth, dim. of glaber]

See Also: antinion

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