bregma

noun
breg·ma | \ˈbreg-mə \
plural bregmata\ˈbreg-mə-tə \

Definition of bregma 

: the point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull

First Known Use of bregma

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bregma

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

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bregma

noun
breg·ma | \ˈbreg-mə \
plural bregmata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of bregma 

: the point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull

Other Words from bregma

bregmatic \breg-ˈmat-ik \ adjective

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