Definition of Frontal suture
1. Noun. The suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6).
Group relationships: Braincase, Brainpan, Cranium
Generic synonyms: Fibrous Joint, Sutura, Suture
Medical Definition of Frontal suture
1. The suture between the two halves of the frontal bone, usually obliterated by about the sixth year; if persistent it is called a metropic suture. Synonym: sutura frontalis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Frontal suture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"Each naso-frontal suture is considerably longer than the ... frontal suture. The interorbital plate is moderately broad, and is not concave. ..."
2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The first consists of the sagittal suture, which is continued in the infant, and frequently in the adult, by the frontal suture ; in the lateral ..."
3. Human Osteology: Comprising a Description of the Bones with Delineations of by Luther Holden, James Shuter (1885)
"frontal suture.—The ' frontal suture' is formed by the union of the two halves of the frontal bone. It runs down the middle of the forehead, ..."
4. Scientific Papers and Addresses by George Rolleston, Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, William Turner (1884)
"The straightness, therefore, of the naso-frontal suture may be supposed to illustrate the principle that climatic or other conditions may cause structural ..."
5. The Science and Art of Midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1896)
"The frontal suture, between the frontal bones. 2. ... Its anterior angle is continuous with the frontal suture, its posterior angle with the sagittal suture ..."