[gluh-bel-uh] /gləˈbɛl ə/

noun, plural glabellae
[gluh-bel-ee] /gləˈbɛl i/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the flat area of bone between the eyebrows, used as a craniometric point.
[gluh-bel-uh m] /gləˈbɛl əm/
noun, plural glabella
[gluh-bel-uh] /gləˈbɛl ə/ (Show IPA)
noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
(anatomy) a smooth elevation of the frontal bone just above the bridge of the nose: a reference point in physical anthropology or craniometry

“space between the eyebrows,” 1590s, Modern Latin, properly fem. of adj. glabellus “without hair, smooth,” diminutive of glaber “smooth, bald,” from PIE *gladh- “smooth” (see glad).

glabella gla·bel·la (glə-běl’ə)
n. pl. gla·bel·lae (-běl’ē)


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