bregma [breg-muh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural breg·ma·ta [breg-muh-tuh] /ˈbrɛg mə tə/. Craniometry. the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.

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  • Origin of bregma 1570–80; Greek: front of the headRelated formsbreg·mat·ic [breg-mat-ik] /brɛgˈmæt ɪk/, breg·mate [breg-meyt] /ˈbrɛg meɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for bregma Historical Examples of bregma

  • They may occur in connection with any of the fontanelles, but especially with that of the bregma.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Under the bregma is the brain; but the back part of the head is empty.

    Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus

    William MacGillivray

  • There is a slight median ridge on the frontal ascending from the ophryon, at first narrow but expanding at the bregma to 50 mm.

    Notes on the Fenland

    T. McKenny Huges

  • His head is asymmetrical, and is full at the occiput, slightly sunken at the bregma, and the forehead is low.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)

    Havelock Ellis

  • The forehead and bregma rapidly escape below, and the occiput passes out last.

    The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed

    Frederick Hollick

  • British Dictionary definitions for bregma bregma noun plural -mata (-mətə) the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle Word Origin for bregma C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 bregma in Medicine bregma [brĕg′mə] n. pl. breg•ma•ta (-mə-tə) The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull. Related formsbreg•mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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