having the shape of the Greek capital lambda.
Also, lambdoidal.

1590–1600; < Neo-Latin lambdoīdēs < Greek lambdoeidḗs. See lambda, -oid Unabridged
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lambdoid or lambdoidal (ˈlæmdɔɪd)
1.  having the shape of the Greek letter lambda
2.  of or denoting the suture near the back of the skull between the occipital and parietal bones
[C16: via French from Greek lambdoeidēs]
lambdoidal or lambdoidal
[C16: via French from Greek lambdoeidēs]

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lambdoid lamb·doid (lām'doid')

  1. Having the shape of the Greek letter lambda.

  2. Relating to the deeply serrated suture.

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