glabella

noun

gla·​bel·​la glə-ˈbe-lə How to pronounce glabella (audio)
plural glabellae glə-ˈbe-(ˌ)lē How to pronounce glabella (audio) -ˌlī How to pronounce glabella (audio)
: the smooth prominence between the eyebrows
glabellar adjective

Examples of glabella in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, $700 for the crow's feet, $700 for the glabella, and $700 for the forehead. Micaela English, Town & Country, 14 June 2022 For example, the crow's feet by the eyes require 12 units per side, the glabella between the eyebrows requires 20 units, and the forehead 20 units. Micaela English, Town & Country, 14 June 2022 The crow’s feet at the eyes, the glabella (between and right above the eyebrows), the bunny lines (around the nose), as well as the forehead. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 24 Dec. 2021 Botox to the central upper brow area, also known as the glabella, prevents the furrowing created when pushing the brows down, and Botox to the upper forehead prevents the horizontal lines created with raising one’s eyebrows. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 5 July 2021 For example, the crow's feet by the eyes requires between 10-15 units per side, the glabella between the eyebrows requires between 20-30 units and the forehead between 10 to 20 units. Micaela English, Town & Country, 10 Dec. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glabella was circa 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Glabella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glabella. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

glabella

noun
gla·​bel·​la glə-ˈbel-ə How to pronounce glabella (audio)
plural glabellae -ˈbel-(ˌ)ē How to pronounce glabella (audio) -ˌī How to pronounce glabella (audio)
: the smooth prominence between the eyebrows

called also mesophryon

glabellar adjective
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