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(wôrmē-ən, wûr-)
  1. Relating to or described by Danish physician and anatomist Ole Worm (1588-1654).
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Historical Examples

  • So also wormian bones are more common among the lower races.

    The Criminal

    Havelock Ellis

  • Mr. Parsons mentions a wormian bone, "os epilepticum," at the junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures.

  • The frequency of the wormian bones in the region of the median and in the lateral posterior frontal.

    A Plea for the Criminal

    James Leslie Allan Kayll