from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the shape of the Greek letter lambda.
- adj. Anatomy Relating to the deeply serrated suture in the skull between the parietal bones and the occipital bone.
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- adj. Shaped like the Greek letter lambda:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shaped like the Greek letter lambda (Λ).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of the Greek capital lambda (
Λ): specifically applied in anatomy to the suture between the supraoccipital and the two parietal bones of the skull, which has this form in man. See cut under cranium.
In one section, Ms. Falk declares: "Dart had mistakenly identified the lambdoid suture of the skull that had been imprinted on Taung's endocast as the lunate sulcus!"
So: nine glass and paper lambdoid forms stand clustered, as ciphers and as semblances.
Nine glass and paper lambdoid forms stand in a cluster.
One on each temporal bone and two side by side just above the lambdoid suture.
_Entry_ (Mauser), through the lambdoid suture on the right side of the mid line.
Behind the wound of exit comminution of the parietal bone, extending back to the lambdoid suture, existed.
The point of junction of the sagittal and coronal suture is named the bregma, that of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures, the lambda; they indicate respectively the positions of the anterior and posterior fontanelles in the fetal skull.
G. Schwalbe has recently used the glabella-inion line (glabella, the central point between the arches of the eyebrows; inion, the protuberance of the occiput at the median line) for the comparison of the brainpans at the sagittal sutures, while H. Klaatsch has returned to the glabella - lambda line formerly proposed by Hamy (lambda, the point of union of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures).
Donne 13.85 describes an athletic laborer of twenty-five who received a wound from a rifle-ball penetrating the cranial parietes immediately in the posterior superior angle of the parietal bone, and a few lines from the lambdoid suture.
Donne describes an athletic laborer of twenty-five who received a wound from a rifle-ball penetrating the cranial parietes immediately in the posterior superior angle of the parietal bone, and a few lines from the lambdoid suture.