stephanion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stephanion the craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stephanion (Anat) The point on the side of the skull where the temporal line, or upper edge of the temporal fossa, crosses the coronal suture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stephanion In craniometry, the point where the coronal suture crosses the temporal ridge. An upper stephanion and a lower are distinguished, corresponding to the upper and lower temporal ridges. See cut under craniometry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. a crown

Usage

In literature:

Stephanion, a Greek woman who grew up in a Macedonian household, must know something about her.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Stephanion, the companion, was of pure Athenian descent.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church
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