lambdoid

or lamb·doi·dal

[lam-doid or lam-doid-l]

Origin of lambdoid

1590–1600; < New Latin lambdoīdēs < Greek lambdoeidḗs. See lambda, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for lambdoid

lambdoid

lambdoidal

adjective
  1. having the shape of the Greek letter lambda
  2. of or denoting the suture near the back of the skull between the occipital and parietal bones

Word Origin for lambdoid

C16: via French from Greek lambdoeidēs
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lambdoid in Medicine

lambdoid

[lămdoid′]
adj.
  1. Having the shape of the Greek letter lambda.
  2. Relating to the deeply serrated suture.
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