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  • adj. Of or pertaining to supernumerary bones (Wormian bones) occasionally present in the pterion region of the human skull.
  • n. A bone of this kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a small Wormian bone sometimes present in the human skull between the parietal and the great wing of the sphenoid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated over the alisphenoid or greater wing of the sphenoid bone: specifically applied, in human anatomy, to a supernumerary or epactal bone of the skull sometimes found in the fontanel at the anterior inferior angle of the parietal bone, just above the end of the alisphenoid.

Etymologies

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From epi- + pterion.

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