Catlin mark

Cat·​lin mark | \ ˈkatlə̇n- \

Definition of Catlin mark

: bilateral fenestration of the parietal bones of the skull occurring as a congenital anomaly that was originally known from primitive human skulls and thought to be the result of trephining

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History and Etymology for Catlin mark

from Catlin, name of a family in which this fenestration is typical

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“Catlin mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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