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opisthocranion (ōpis´thōkrā´nēon),

n the point in the midline of the cranium that projects farthest backward.
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Head circumference was measured by placing one end of tape on the glabella and placing it around the head over the opisthocranion point and again meeting at glabella.
The anthropometric measures included the glabella-opisthocranion [11], nasion-dorsum sellae [12], dorsum sellae- opisthocranion [13], nasion-basion [14], nasion-opisthion [15], basion-opisthion [16], prosthion-basion [17], basion-vertex [11] and the clival angle [18].
The end of the nasal opisthocranion and supra M2, however, were insignificant.