Lambda (anatomy)

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Lambda (anatomy)
Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Lambda labeled at center right.)
Gray's p.135
TA A02.1.00.017
FMA FMA:264773
Anatomical terminology

The occipital angle is rounded and corresponds with the point of meeting of the sagittal and the lambdoid suture—a point which is termed the lambda (after the Greek letter of the same name whose lowercase form resembles the junction formed by the sutures); in the fetus this part of the skull is membranous, and is called the posterior fontanelle.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.