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wormian in Medicine

wormian wor·mi·an (wôr'mē-ən, wûr'-)
adj.
Relating to or described by Danish physician and anatomist Ole Worm (1588-1654).

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  • The frequency of the wormian bones in the region of the median and in the lateral posterior frontal.

    A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll
  • Mr. Parsons mentions a wormian bone, "os epilepticum," at the junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures.

  • So also wormian bones are more common among the lower races.

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