[ teer-ee-on, ter- ]
/ ˈtɪər iˌɒn, ˈtɛr- /

noun Craniometry.

the craniometric point at the side of the sphenoidal fontanelle.

Nearby words

  1. pteridine,
  2. pterido-,
  3. pteridology,
  4. pteridophyte,
  5. pteridosperm,
  6. ptero-,
  7. pterocarpous,
  8. pterodactyl,
  9. pteroma,
  10. pteron

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. 2019

Medicine definitions for pterion


[ tĕrē-ŏn′, tîr- ]


The junction of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and the squamous temporal, the frontal, and the parietal bones.

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