Glabella

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Glabella
Glabella.PNG
Frontal bone. Outer surface. (Glabella visible near bottom of bone.)
Gray1193.svg
Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Glabella labeled at center left.)
LatinGlabella
Gray'ssubject #33 135
 
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Glabella
Glabella.PNG
Frontal bone. Outer surface. (Glabella visible near bottom of bone.)
Gray1193.svg
Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Glabella labeled at center left.)
LatinGlabella
Gray'ssubject #33 135

The glabella, in humans, is the space between the eyebrows and above the nose. It is slightly depressed, and joins the two superciliary ridges.

Etymology[edit]

The term is derived from the Latin glabellus, meaning smooth.

In medical science[edit]

The glabella can be used to measure skin turgor in patients suspected of being dehydrated.

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