sutural bone

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Noun1.sutural bone - any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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Table I: Distribution of crania with and without sutural bones in males and females Male (%) Female (%) Crania with sutural bones 43 (38.74) 34 (30.63) Crania without sutural bones 17 (15.32) 17 (15.32) Table II: Description of sutural bones studied Sutural bone Description Bregmatic Ossicle A bone present at the junction (BO)/Ossicle at of the Sagittal suture with the Bregma (OB) Coronal one Coronal Ossicle A bone present in the Coronal (CO) suture.
A sutural bone is sometimes present at the pterion (4).
Srivastava [1] also states that sutural bones should not be confused with interparietal bones.
Some people have extra or fewer fibs, extra "sutural bones" in the skull, or other variations.