facial angle


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fa·cial an·gle

1. any of several variously named and variously defined anatomic angles that have been used to quantify facial protrusion;
2. in dentistry, the angle formed by the intersection of the orbitomeatal (Frankfort) plane with the nasion-pogonion line (inner lower angle), which establishes the anteroposterior relation of the mandible to the upper face at the orbitomeatal plane. Synonym(s): Frankfort-mandibular incisor angle

facial angle

[fāshəl]
Etymology: L, facies + angulus, a corner
the degree of protrusion of the lower face, assessed by measuring the inclination of the facial plane relative to the horizontal reference plane.

fa·cial an·gle

(fāshăl anggĕl)
1. Any of several variously named and variously defined anatomic angles that have been used to quantify facial protrusion.
2. In dentistry, angle formed by intersection of orbitomeatal plane with nasion-pogonion line, which establishes anteroposterior relation of mandible to upper face at the orbitomeatal plane.
Synonym(s): Frankfurt-mandibular incisor angle.
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This picture of Ramses, which for Prichard is a prompt for a proliferation of racialist discourse, showing how un-European ce rtain facial angles are, becomes in the hands of Douglass an image of a very European-that is, sentimental-vision of cherished maternity.