The part of the face between the eyebrows and the hairy scalp. SYN: frons [TA], sinciput, brow (2).
- olympian f. the abnormally prominent, high, and broad f. in hereditary syphilis.

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fore·head 'fȯr-əd, 'fär-; 'fō(ə)r-.hed, 'fȯ(ə)r- n the part of the face above the eyes called also brow, frons

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fore·head (forґhed) the anterior aspect of the head superior to the superciliary arches and extending up to the hairline; some authorities consider it to be the upper part of the face while others exclude it from the face. In official terminology, called frons when considered as part of the skull, and sinciput when considered as part of the body. Called also brow.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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