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glabella

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noun gla·bel·la \glə-ˈbe-lə\

Definition of glabella

plural gla·bel·laeplay \-ˈbe-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  the smooth prominence between the eyebrows

gla·bel·lar play \-ˈbe-lər\ adjective


Origin 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 gla·bel·lae \-ˈbel-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\play play

  1. :  the smooth prominence between the eyebrows—called also mesophryon

  2. gla·bel·lar \-ˈbel-ər\play adjective



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