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glabella

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noun, gla·bel·la \glə-ˈbe-lə\

Definition of glabella

plural glabellaeplay \-ˈbe-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  the smooth prominence between the eyebrows

glabellar 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

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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


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