Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the anatomical structure on the skull where the coronal suture and sagittal suture meet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull; the anterior fontanel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin, top of the head, from Greek.

Examples

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  • Not to be confused with smegma.

    August 7, 2011

  • According to Oxford English Dictionary, bregma is the region of the skull where the frontal and the two parietal bones join; the sinciput; in infancy, before the sutures are closed, constituting the anterior fontanel. (Also formerly spoken of as two regions, the right and left bregmata.)

    August 7, 2011

  • bregma - front of the head literally

    April 6, 2007