cranial sutures


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cra·ni·al su·tures

[TA]
the sutures between the bones of the skull.
Synonym(s): suturae cranii [TA]

cranial sutures

the interlocking lines of fusion (fibrous joints) of the bones forming the skull. The lines gradually become less prominent as a person matures. Also called suturae cranii.

cra·ni·al su·tures

(krā'nē-ăl sū'chŭrz) [TA]
The sutures between the bones of the skull.

cra·ni·al su·tures

(krā'nē-ăl sū'chŭrz) [TA]
Sutures between the bones of the cranium.

cranial sutures,

n.pl the fibrous joints between the bones of the cranium, some of which are fused in adults.
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bottae in a restricted area for many years and have correlated the closure of cranial sutures, including the basisphenoid, with known-aged individuals (Smith and Patton, 1980; Daly and Patton, 1986; Patton and Brylski, 1987).
Minor anatomical features that mainly evolved randomly, such as tiny bones on the skull formed by cranial sutures, provide a better comparison for groups living in different parts of the world, he asserts.
April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At five months of age, Amelia Sandin of Charleston was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a condition that leads to premature fusion of the cranial sutures, or fontanels, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth.
Unlike more prominent traits such as skull breadth, these features -- including tiny bones formed by cranial sutures and small bridges of bone caused by excess growth -- confer few survival advantages and mainly evolve randomly, outside the influence of behavioral adaptations to a particular environment, Pardoe contends.