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as·te·r·i·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asterionnoun

    the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture

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  1. asterion

    The asterion is a visible landmark on the human skull, specifically located at the junction of the lambdoid, occipitomastoid, and parietomastoid sutures. It is generally used for reference in neurosurgery or during procedures that require specific anatomical orientation within the skull. It can also refer to a star-like marking or figure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asterionnoun

    the point on the side of the skull where the lambdoid, parieto-mastoid and occipito-mastoid sutures

  2. Etymology: [Gr. 'aste`rion starry.]

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  1. Asterion

    In Greek mythology, Asterion denotes two sacred kings of Crete. The first Asterion or Asterius, the son of Tectamus son of Dorus called by the Greeks "king" of Crete, was the consort of Europa and stepfather of her sons by Zeus, who had to assume the form of the Cretan bull of the sun to accomplish his role. The sons were Minos, the just king in Crete who judged the Underworld; Rhadamanthus, presiding over the Garden of the Hesperides or in the Underworld; and Sarpedon, likewise a judge in the Afterlife. When he died, Asterion gave his kingdom to Minos, who promptly "banished" his brothers after quarrelling with them. Crete, daughter of Asterion, was a possible wife of Minos. According to Karl Kerenyi and other scholars, the second Asterion, the star at the center of the labyrinth on Cretan coins, was in fact the Minotaur, as the compiler of Bibliotheca asserts: Pasiphaë gave birth to Asterius, who was called the Minotaur. He had the face of a bull, but the rest of him was human; and Minos, in compliance with certain oracles, shut him up and guarded him in the Labyrinth. "Minotaur" is simply a name of Hellene coining to describe his Cretan iconic bull-man image: see Minotaur. Coins minted at Cnossus from the fifth century showed the kneeling bull or the head of a goddess crowned with a wreath of grain and on the reverse—the "underside"—a scheme of four meander patterns joined at the centre windmill fashion, sometimes with sickle moons or with a star-rosette at the center: "it is a small view of the nocturnal world on the face of the coin that lay downward in the printing process, and is, as it were, oriented downward".

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  1. airstone

  2. rai stone

  3. senorita

  4. señorita

  5. notaries

  6. notarise

  7. oestrian

  8. rosinate

  9. serotina

  10. arsonite

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asterion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asterion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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