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pterion

[teer-ee-on, ter-] /ˈtɪər iˌɒn, ˈtɛr-/
noun, Craniometry
1.
the craniometric point at the side of the sphenoidal fontanelle.
Origin of pterion
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin, alteration of Greek pterón wing, on model of inion
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pterion in Medicine

pterion pter·i·on (těr'ē-ŏn', tēr'-)
n.
The junction of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and the squamous temporal, the frontal, and the parietal bones.

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