Definition of sagittal crest in English:

sagittal crest

Syllabification: sag·it·tal crest

noun

Zoology
(In many mammals) a bony ridge on the top of the skull to which the jaw muscles are attached.
More example sentences
  • The pronounced ridge, called a sagittal crest, on the skull that Ammann found in 1996 is thought to be formed to support large jaw muscles, an indication of large body size.
  • They lack a sagittal crest, but prominent ridges often run along the parietals.
  • A low sagittal crest extends from the supraorbital ridges to the parietal region.

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