bregma

noun

breg·​ma ˈbreg-mə How to pronounce bregma (audio)
plural bregmata ˈbreg-mə-tə How to pronounce bregma (audio)
: the point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull

Word History

Etymology

New Latin bregmat-, bregma, from Late Latin, front part of the head, from Greek; akin to Greek brechmos front part of the head — more at brain

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bregma was in 1578

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“Bregma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bregma. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition

bregma

noun
breg·​ma ˈbreg-mə How to pronounce bregma (audio)
plural bregmata -mət-ə How to pronounce bregma (audio)
: the point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull
bregmatic adjective

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