gonion [goh-nee-on] Word Origin noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/.
- Craniometry. a point on each side of the lower jaw at the mandibular angle.
Origin of gonion First recorded in 1875–80 gonium [goh-nee-uh m] noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/. Cell Biology.
- the germ cell during the phase marked by mitosis.
Origin of gonium From New Latin; see origin at, British Dictionary definitions for gonia gonion noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
- anatomy the point or apex of the angle of the lower jaw
Word Origin for gonion C19: from New Latin, from Greek gōnia angle gonia in Medicine gonion [gō′nē-ŏn′] n. pl. go•ni•a (-nē-ə)
- The outer point on either side of the lower jaw at which the jawbone angles upward.