frontal suture


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Related to frontal suture: metopic, sutura frontalis
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Noun1.frontal suture - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)frontal suture - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
fibrous joint, sutura, suture - an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)
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Head with epistoma nearly flat, punctured; clypeus nearly semicircular, faintly truncate or feebly sinuate at middle, widely rounded at sides, quite thinly bordered, edge thickened at middle, elongately bristled at sides; genae strongly developed, abruptly angulate, not deflexed, bristled, protruding much more than eyes; latter medium size; frontal suture finely impressed, not at all tuberculate.
c) Length of frontal suture (Lfrs): Maximum length between parito-frontal suture and fronto-nasal suture.
It is also called the metopic suture or median frontal suture that separates the two halves of the frontal bone in the vertical plane.