bregma

[ breg-muh ]
/ ˈbrɛg mə /

noun, plural breg·ma·ta [breg-muh-tuh]. /ˈbrɛg mə tə/. Craniometry.

the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.

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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

bregma
/ (ˈbrɛɡmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə)

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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Medical definitions for bregma

bregma
[ brĕgmə ]

n. pl. breg•ma•ta (-mə-tə)

The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.

Other words from bregma

breg•matic (-mătĭk) adj.
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