AskDefine | Define glabella

Dictionary Definition

glabella n : a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows; the most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges [syn: mesophyron] [also: glabellae (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The space between the eyebrows and the nose.


Extensive Definition

The glabella is the space between the eyebrows and above the nose. It is slightly elevated, and joins the two superciliary ridges.
The term is derived from the Latin 'glabellus', meaning smooth, as this area is usually hairless.

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