coronal suture

noun

: a suture extending across the skull between the parietal and frontal bones

Examples of coronal suture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In great apes, the precentral sulcus crosses paths with the coronal suture toward the front of the skull. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 8 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Coronal suture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronal%20suture. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

coronal suture

noun
: a suture extending across the skull between the parietal and frontal bones

called also frontoparietal suture

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