Definition of Alveolar point
1. Noun. Craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla.
Medical Definition of Alveolar point
1. The most anterior point on the maxillary alveolar process in the midline. Synonym: alveolar point, prostheon. Origin: G. Ntr. Of prosthios, foremost (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Alveolar point
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... from the alveolar point to the transverse diameter measured from one zygoma ... the ratio of the distance between the basion and alveolar point to the ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"alveolar point or ... nasion to the chin, or, if the mandible be wanting, to the alveolar point; while its mdth is represented by the distance between the ..."
3. Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, William Austin Horn (1896)
"... Total vertical projection from ) vertex to symphysis menti J Vertical projection alveolar point Vertical projections — - vertex to I . j parts 88 mm. or ..."
4. Notes and Queries on Anthropology by John George Garson, Charles Hercules Read (1892)
"Also a direct radius from the basion to the alveolar point (the most prominent point of ... Nasio-alveolar length, from the nasion to the alveolar point. ..."
5. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray, Warren Harmon Lewis (1918)
"alveolar point or ... or, if the mandible be wanting, to the alveolar point; while its width is represented by the distance between the zygomatic arches. ..."
6. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"It is better, therefore, to take the length of the face as being the distance between the nasion and the alveolar point (Fig. 4, G). Breadth of Face. ..."
7. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"Upper alveolar point (between the two upper incisors at their point of insertion). 4. Lower alveolar point (point corresponding to the above, ..."