Definition of Pterion

1. Noun. The craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle.

Generic synonyms: Craniometric Point



Definition of Pterion

1. Noun. (context: anatomy) The point corresponding with the posterior end of the sphenoparietal suture; known as the weakest part of the skull. ¹

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Definition of Pterion

1. a place where several skull bones meet [n PTERIA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterion

pteridological
pteridologies
pteridologist
pteridologists
pteridology
pteridomania
pteridophyte
pteridophytes
pteridophytic
pteridosperm
pteridospermous
pteridosperms
pterin
pterinic
pterins
pterion (current term)
pterions
ptero-
pterocarpan
pterocarpans
pterodactyl
pterodactylane
pterodactyls
pterophore
pterophores
pterophyte
pterophytes
pteropid
pteropids
pteropine

Literary usage of Pterion

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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"easier of mastication. It is an interesting example of excess of function leading to increase of development. The pterion. ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"Pozzi describes the fissure as beginning 5 mm. behind the anterior point of the pterion and passing just above the parieto-squamous suture. ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1891)
"Contribuzioni allo Studio delle anomalie del pterion nel cranio umano, ... Firenze, 1889. lile anomalous data of the wormian bones of the pterion are found ..."

4. Abnormal Man: Being Essays on Education and Crime and Related Subjects, with by Arthur MacDonald (1893)
"The anomalous data of the wormian bones of the pterion are found in almost all ... The presence of the wormian bones in the pterion is associated with the ..."

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