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

1570–80; < Greek: front of the head
Related formsbreg·mat·ic [breg-mat-ik] /brɛgˈmæt ɪk/, breg·mate [breg-meyt] /ˈbrɛg meɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -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

Word Origin for bregma

C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head
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bregma in Medicine


n. pl. breg•ma•ta (-mə-tə)
  1. The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.
Related formsbreg•matic (-mătĭk) adj.
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