sagittal suture

sagittal suture
A dense, fibrous connective tissue joint between the two parietal bones of the skull.

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  • Sagittal suture — Sagittal Sag it*tal, a. [L. sagitta an arrow: cf. F. sagittal.] 1. Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sagittal suture — n the deeply serrated articulation between the two parietal bones in the median plane of the top of the head * * * see suture * * * sutura sagittalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Sagittal suture — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = sutura sagittalis GraySubject = 46 GrayPage = 178 coronal sutures, and the vertex is the highest point on the skull and is many times near the midpoint of the sagittal suture.The sagittal suture is also… …   Wikipedia

  • sagittal suture — noun the suture uniting the two parietal bones • Syn: ↑interparietal suture, ↑sutura sagittalis • Hypernyms: ↑suture, ↑sutura, ↑fibrous joint • Part Holonyms: ↑cranium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sagittal suture — see suture …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Sagittal — Sag it*tal, a. [L. sagitta an arrow: cf. F. sagittal.] 1. Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sagittal plane — Diagram showing sagittal, coronal and transverse planes. Latin plana sagittalia Sagittal plane is a vertical plane which passes from front to rear dividing the body into right …   Wikipedia

  • sagittal crest — n an elevated bony ridge along the sagittal suture of many mammalian skulls including those of some extinct hominids …   Medical dictionary

  • Suture (joint) — This article is about joints in the bones of the cranium. There is also an article about sutures as features of a wide range of animals. Suture also has other meanings in other contexts: Surgical suture, to describe stitches and other techniques… …   Wikipedia

  • Sagittal crest — A sagittal crest is a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull (at the sagittal suture) of many mammalian and reptilian skulls, among others. The presence of this ridge of bone indicates that there are… …   Wikipedia

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