Medical Definition of Daubenton's plane
: a plane that passes through the opisthion and the orbitalia on a skull
Biographical Note for daubenton's plane
Daubenton \dō-bäⁿ-tōⁿ\play ,
Louis–Jean–Marie (1716–1800), French naturalist. Daubenton was a pioneer in the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology. His major contribution to anatomy was his share of a massive multivolume work on natural history by fellow naturalist Georges Buffon (1707–1788). He described Daubenton's plane around 1751.
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