Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

glabella

play
noun gla·bel·la \glə-ˈbe-lə\

Definition of glabella

plural

glabellae

play \-ˈbe-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\
  1. :  the smooth prominence between the eyebrows

glabellar

play \-ˈbe-lər\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of glabella

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of glabellus hairless, diminutive of glaber


First Known Use: circa 1823


Medical Dictionary

glabella

play
noun gla·bel·la \glə-ˈbel-ə\

Medical Definition of glabella

plural

glabellae

\-ˈbel-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\play play
  1. :  the smooth prominence between the eyebrows—called also mesophryon

glabellar

\-ˈbel-ər\play adjective


Illustration of glabella


Learn More about glabella

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of glabella


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up glabella? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine frenetic lazy melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ