from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as lambdoid.

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  • adjective Same as lambdoid.

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  • adjective lambdoid


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  • The occipital protuberance occupies the extreme posterior end of the skull, when the glabello-occipital line is made horizontal, and so far from any part of the occipital region extending beyond it, this region of the skull slopes obliquely upward and forward, so that the lambdoidal suture is situated well upon the upper surface of the cranium.

    Essays 2007

  • The coronal and sagittal sutures are on the exterior nearly closed, and on the inside so completely ossified as to have left no traces whatever, whilst the lambdoidal remains quite open.

    Essays 2007

  • They occur most frequently in the course of the lambdoidal suture, but are occasionally seen at the fontanelles, especially the posterior.

    II. Osteology. 5a. 6. Ethmoid bone 1918

  • The lambdoidal suture is continuous below with the occipitomastoid suture between the occipital and the mastoid portion of the temporal.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull 1918

  • It then ascends upon the forehead, and ends in two branches, a medial and a lateral, which supply the integument of the scalp, reaching nearly as far back as the lambdoidal suture; they are at first situated beneath the Frontalis, the medial branch perforating the muscle, the lateral branch the galea aponeurotica.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve 1918

  • —The superior borders extend from the superior to the lateral angles: they are deeply serrated for articulation with the occipital borders of the parietals, and form by this union the lambdoidal suture.

    II. Osteology. 5a. The Cranial Bones. 1. The Occipital Bone 1918

  • In the middle line is the posterior part of the sagittal suture connecting the parietal bones; extending downward and lateralward from the hinder end of the sagittal suture is the deeply serrated lambdoidal suture joining the parietals to the occipital and continuous below with the parietomastoid and occipitomastoid sutures; it frequently contains one or more sutural bones.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull 1918

  • The point of meeting of the parietomastoid, occipitomastoid, and lambdoidal sutures is known as the asterion.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull 1918

  • Extending from above downward and forward across the cranium are the coronal and lambdoidal sutures; the former connects the parietals with the frontal, the latter, the parietals with the occipital.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull 1918

  • The surface is traversed by three sutures, viz.: (1) the coronal sutures, nearly transverse is direction, between the frontal and parietals; (2) the sagittal sutures, medially placed, between the parietal bones, and deeply serrated in its anterior two-thirds; and (3) the upper part of the lambdoidal suture, between the parietals and the occipital.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull 1918


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