pterion

noun

pter·​i·​on ˈter-ē-ˌän How to pronounce pterion (audio)
: the point on each side of the skull where the parietal and temporal bones meet the greater wing of the sphenoid

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“Pterion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterion. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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