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basion

 [ba´se-on]
the midpoint of the anterior border of the foramen magnum.
Basion, visible on the inferior view of the skull. From Dorland's, 2000.

ba·si·on

(bā'sē-on), [TA]
The middle point on the anterior margin of the foramen magnum, opposite the opisthion.
[G. basis, a base]

basion

/ba·si·on/ (ba´se-on) the midpoint of the anterior border of the foramen magnum.

basion

[bā′sē·on]
Etymology: Gk, basis, foundation
the midpoint on the anterior margin of the foramen magnum of the occipital bone.

basion

The midpoint of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum of the skull, which is located on the occipital bone.

ba·si·on

(bā'sē-on)
The middle point on the anterior margin of the foramen magnum, opposite the opisthion.
[G. basis, a base]

ba·si·on

(bā'sē-on)
Midpoint on anterior margin of foramen magnum, opposite opisthion.
[G. basis, a base]

basion (bā´sēon),

n the midline point at the anterior margin of the occipital foramen.

basion

the midpoint of the anterior (ventral) border of the foramen magnum.
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McRae's line Foramen magnum, from the Protrusion of the tip of (63) basion to the opisthion the dens above this line (posterior rim of foramen indicates cranial magnum).
Au debut, c'etait la passion qui a guide sa verve artistique en la matiere avant de devenir un air artistique respire et un basion vital dans sa vie.
Mi basion ni foi oedd yn cysgu ar ganol y palmant am chwech y bore, a ryw foi arall oedd yn eistedd a'i ben yn ei ddwylo ar ochr y stryd fawr a llyn o chwd oren wrth ei draed.