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or lamb·doi·dal

[lam-doid or lam-doid-l]
  1. having the shape of the Greek capital lambda.
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Origin of lambdoid

1590–1600; < New Latin lambdoīdēs < Greek lambdoeidḗs. See lambda, -oid
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Examples from the Web for lambdoid

Historical Examples of lambdoid

  • Behind the wound of exit comminution of the parietal bone, extending back to the lambdoid suture, existed.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • Entry (Mauser), through the lambdoid suture on the right side of the mid line.

British Dictionary definitions for lambdoid



  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
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Word Origin for lambdoid

C16: via French from Greek lambdoeidēs
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lambdoid in Medicine


  1. Having the shape of the Greek letter lambda.
  2. Relating to the deeply serrated suture.
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