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lambdoid

[ lam-doid ]
/ ˈlæm dɔɪd /
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adjective
having the shape of the Greek capital lambda.
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Also lamb·doi·dal [lam-doid-l] /læmˈdɔɪd 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

/ (ˈlæmdɔɪd) /

adjective
having the shape of the Greek letter lambda
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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Medical definitions for lambdoid

lambdoid
[ lămdoid′ ]

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