Wormian bone
Any small irregular bone occasionally occurring in the the cranium in addition to the normal bones.
Syn: sutural bone
See Also: epipteric

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  • Wormian bone — Wor·mi·an bone wȯr mē ən n a small irregular inconstant plate of bone interposed in a suture between large cranial bones called also sutural bone Worm vȯrm Ole (Latin Olaus Wormius) (1588 1654) Danish physician. Worm was a professor of medicine …   Medical dictionary

  • Wormian bone — noun any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones • Syn: ↑sutural bone • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os * * * ˈwȯ(r)mēən noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • wormian bone — one of a number of small bones that occur in the cranial sutures …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Wormian bones — compared to a normal skull Wormian bones, also known as extra sutural bones[1] are extra bone pieces that occur within a suture in the cranium. These are irregular isolated bones which appear in addition to the usual centers of ossification of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical dictionary

  • Wormian — Wor mi*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist. [1913 Webster] {Wormian bones}, small irregular plates of bone often interposed in the sutures between the large cranial bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wormian bones — Wormian Wor mi*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist. [1913 Webster] {Wormian bones}, small irregular plates of bone often interposed in the sutures between the large cranial bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sutural bone — noun any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones • Syn: ↑Wormian bone • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os * * * noun : wormian bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • sutural bone — n WORMIAN BONE * * * os suturale …   Medical dictionary

  • preinterparietal bone — a wormian bone sometimes observed, detached from the anterior part of the interparietal bone …   Medical dictionary

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