gonion [goh-nee-on] Word Origin noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/.

  1. 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.

  1. the germ cell during the phase marked by mitosis.

Origin of gonium From New Latin; see origin at gon-, -ium British Dictionary definitions for gonia gonion noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

  1. 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)

  1. The outer point on either side of the lower jaw at which the jawbone angles upward.

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