[ breg-muh ]

noun,plural breg·ma·ta [breg-muh-tuh]. /ˈbrɛg mə tə/. Craniometry.
  1. the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.

Origin of bregma

First recorded in 1570–80; from Greek brégma “front of the head”; akin to brain

Other words from bregma

  • breg·mat·ic [breg-mat-ik], /brɛgˈmæt ɪk/, breg·mate [breg-meyt], /ˈbrɛg meɪt/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bregma


/ (ˈbrɛɡmə) /

nounplural -mata (-mətə)
  1. the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle

Origin of bregma

C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head

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