Definition of bregma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɡmə/


The point or area of the skull where the sagittal and coronal sutures joining the parietal and frontal bones come together.
Example sentences
  • The ‘bregma’, where the three bones meet, is in effect the highest part of the skull.
  • A large groove may occur extending from the bregma to the lesser wing of the sphenoid.
  • The electrode was directed to the dorsal hippocampus, 1.7 mm posterior to the bregma.

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Syllabification: breg·ma

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