- the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.
Origin of bregma
1570–80; < Greek: front of the head
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Examples from the Web for bregma
They may occur in connection with any of the fontanelles, but especially with that of the bregma.Pedagogical Anthropology
Under the bregma is the brain; but the back part of the head is empty.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus
There is a slight median ridge on the frontal ascending from the ophryon, at first narrow but expanding at the bregma to 50 mm.Notes on the Fenland
T. McKenny Huges
His head is asymmetrical, and is full at the occiput, slightly sunken at the bregma, and the forehead is low.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)
The forehead and bregma rapidly escape below, and the occiput passes out last.
- the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle
C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head
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- The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.
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