[ teer-ee-on, ter- ]
/ ˈtɪər iˌɒn, ˈtɛr- /
the craniometric point at the side of the sphenoidal fontanelle.
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Origin of pterion
1875–80; <New Latin, alteration of Greek pterón wing, on model of inion
Words nearby pterion
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Medical definitions for pterion
[ tĕr′ē-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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