[teer-ee-on, ter-]

Origin of pterion

1875–80; < New Latin, alteration of Greek pterón wing, on model of inion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

pterion in Medicine


[tĕrē-ŏn′, tîr-]
  1. The junction of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and the squamous temporal, the frontal, and the parietal bones.
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