[ teer-ee-on, ter- ]
/ ˈtɪər iˌɒn, ˈtɛr- /
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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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How to use pterion in a sentence
In particular, Malhotra says, “I remember learning that the pterion is so weak by holding the skull up to the light because the light went through that section, unlike anywhere else.”You Can’t Dissect a Virtual Cadaver - Issue 99: Universality|Michael Denham|May 5, 2021|Nautilus
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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