Definition of Sagittal suture

1. Noun. The suture uniting the two parietal bones.

Exact synonyms: Interparietal Suture, Sutura Sagittalis
Group relationships: Braincase, Brainpan, Cranium
Generic synonyms: Fibrous Joint, Sutura, Suture

Definition of Sagittal suture

1. Noun. A dense, fibrous connective tissue joint between the two parietal bones of the skull. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sagittal suture

1. Line of union between the two parietal bones. Synonym: sutura sagittalis, interparietal suture, sutura interparietalis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagittal Suture

sagittal axis
sagittal border of parietal bone
sagittal crest
sagittal fontanel
sagittal groove
sagittal line
sagittal plane
sagittal section
sagittal split mandibular osteotomy
sagittal sulcus
sagittal suture (current term)
sagittal synostosis
sagittiform leaf

Literary usage of Sagittal suture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"Others would restrict it to the central portion of the sagittal suture, and others again would refer it to the occipital region of the head. ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1891)
"To the obstetrician the sagittal suture is a most important landmark. This suture connects together the upper margins of the two parietal bones, ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"... on each side of the sagittal suture are the parietal foramen and parietal eminence, and still more posteriorly the convex surface of the occipital bone. ..."

4. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"74), one above the other, and separated by an antero-posterior suture (sub-sagittal suture), more or less parallel with the sagittal suture. ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1862)
"The sagittal suture (says Naegele) is much nearer to the promon- torium of the sacrum than to the as pubis, and divides the as ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"invariably the first suture of the vault to close was the sagittal suture, the coronal and lambdoidal closing together at a later date. ..."

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