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A recognizable skeletal or soft tissue structure used as a reference point in measurements or in describing the location of other structures. See: cephalometry; craniometry

bony landmark

A structure or spot on a bone used as a reference for measurement.

cephalometric landmark

A bony point that is used in living persons or radiographs for measurements of the head or face or orientation of the head in certain positions.

craniometric landmark

A bony point or area on the skull used for measurements or orientation of the skull.

orbital landmark

A cephalometric point located at the lowest point of the orbital margin.

radiographic landmark

A cephalometric, craniometric, or soft tissue landmark used for orientation or measurements.

soft tissue landmark

An area or point on a soft tissue used as a point of reference for measurements of the body or its parts.
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Anatomic structure used in locating, identifying, referencing, and measurement.
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The building also carries the distinction of being the first landmark building in New York City to be certified "green" by the United States Green Building Council (projected LEED Gold).
Another landmark building featured in the plans is the award-winning, oval-shaped Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, known locally as "The Tube", designed by architect Will Alsop around 2001.
'The prime location and landmark building will see The Cube becoming the best address in the city.'
He said the landmark building would act as a catalyst for investment to this part of ABP's port estate.
14 Wall Street, a landmark building designed by Trowbridge & Livingston, is currently in negotiation for 60,000 square feet of new leases with prospective tenants.
The landmark building had been closed for several months after arts and education facilities were switched to a centre in Palmerston.
Surely, even if the rest of this landmark building is to be given over to private accommodation, there is scope to incorporate an imaginative and breathtaking venue at the top of the tower.
His landmark building (telling euphemism for what used to be called a monument) pulls this former industrial city and its environs together -- the river, the trains, cars, bridges and mountains -- and it reflects the shifting moods of nature, the slightest change in sunlight or rain.
"Rarely does such a landmark building become available for conversion for residential use, particularly uptown.
The new Debating Chamber is a landmark building for Wales and as this will be an important day for the whole of Wales, it is fitting that people are able to visit other landmark buildings, which have played such an important part in Welsh history and culture.'
Millennium Point is far from being a 'lottery white elephant', either as a landmark building, or a visitor attraction.
In a landmark building designed by Ian Simpson Architects, Urbis charts the development of life in the modern city, from the starting point of Manchester, one of the first modern conurbations of the industrial age.