cranial segment


: any of three annular segments into which the bones of the cranium proper may be grouped:
: an occipital segment consisting of the basioccipital, exoccipital, and supraoccipital bones
: a parietal segment consisting of the basisphenoid, alisphenoid, and parietal bones
: a frontal segment consisting of the presphenoid, orbitosphenoid, and frontal bones

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“Cranial segment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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