inion

noun
in·​i·​on | \ ˈi-nē-ˌän How to pronounce inion (audio) , -ən \

Definition of inion

: the external occipital protuberance of the skull

First Known Use of inion

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inion

New Latin, from Greek, back of the head, diminutive of in-, is sinew, tendon

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The first known use of inion was circa 1811

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“Inion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inion. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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inion

noun
in·​i·​on | \ ˈin-ē-ˌän, -ən How to pronounce inion (audio) \

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