Facial angle


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Facial angle See under Facial.
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Facial angle in craniometry, the angle formed by lines drawn to show to what extent the jaws are protruding and the forehead receding
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In literature:

Their facial angle was about 45 degrees, and they had jutting lips and little or no chin.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
He spent a whole evening measuring this imbecile's facial angle.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
The facial angle was powerful and surprisingly grand.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The skull, chin, forehead, bony system, facial angle, hair, limbs, are all different.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Many have quite the Grecian facial angle.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Prognathism, in anthropological language, means that particular projection of the jaw which modifies the facial angle.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
The facial angle agrees with that of Europeans.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
The facial angle is from 73 deg.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The facial angle measures pretty much the same as that of the Chinese.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
One bas-relief represents the human head, with the facial angle shown at forty-five degrees.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Facial angle 72.0 deg.
"A Review of Hoffman's Race Traits and Tendencies of the American Negro" by Kelly Miller
The facial angle was low and slanting and the coarse lips were hideously twisted in a snarl of death and defiance.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
I judged it to be a dim idea of the facial angle.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
The Ynca skull is better than others of South America, yet it has but a low facial angle.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
I deem this a pendant to Camper's discovery of the facial angle, and one too which was not quite so obvious or so easy to be made.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
In the determination of the extent to which the profile exists the facial angle plays a part.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The importance of this difference of age, with respect to the facial angle, is very great in the simiae.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
And the law of selection enlarged his facial angle, and culture put arms in his hands.
"Vagaries" by Axel Munthe
His facial angle was a convex curve, which somewhat impaired his beauty, but not his utility.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
Be sure that it has the proper facial angle.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday

In science:

All Π-facial walks except W are also Π(cid:48) -facial walks as all Π-angles not incident with W are also Π(cid:48) -angles.
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus