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Wormian bone

noun Wor·mi·an bone \ ˈwȯr-mē-ən- \

medical Definition of Wormian bone

: a small irregular inconstant plate of bone interposed in a suture between large cranial bones called also sutural bone

Biographical Note for wormian bone

  • Worm \ˈvȯrm\, Ole Latin Olaus Wormius (1588–1654), Danish physician. Worm was a professor of medicine at the University of Copenhagen and personal physician to King Christian V as well. In 1634 he described the small bones that occasionally occur along the lambdoid suture of the human skull.

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