Squamosal suture

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Squamosal suture
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Side view of the skull. Squamosal suture in red.
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Side view of the skull. (Squamosal suture visible at center, right above temporal bone, which is colored pink in the diagram).
Latin sutura squamosa cranii
Gray's p.183

The squamosal suture (aka squamous suture) arches backward from the pterion and connects the temporal squama with the lower border of the parietal bone: this suture is continuous behind with the short, nearly horizontal parietomastoid suture, which unites the mastoid process of the temporal with the region of the mastoid angle of the parietal bone.

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