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frontal

 [frun´t'l]
1. pertaining to the forehead.
2. denoting a longitudinal plane passing through the body from side to side, and dividing it into front and back parts.

me·top·ic

(me-top'ik), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation metropic.
Relating to the forehead or anterior portion of the cranium.
[G. metōpon, forehead]

metopic

/me·top·ic/ (mĕ-top´ik) frontal (1).

metopic

(mə-tŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the forehead.

metopic

[mətō′pik]
pertaining to the forehead.

me·top·ic

(mē-top'ik)
Relating to the forehead or anterior portion of the cranium.
[G.metōpon, forehead]

metopic

pertaining to the forehead.
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Dustin Price said some children with metopic synsyosis suffer severe brain damage or a painful death.
The persistence of the metopic suture has been reported in 1-12% of skull.
The skulls were studied for the presence of complete metopic suture.
Of those, 40%-60% are sagittal, 20%-30% are coronal, and 10% are metopic synostosis (Hunter & Rudd, 1984; Lajeunie et al.
The stenosed sutures included the sagittal, coronal, metopic, and lambdoid sutures for a total of 198 sutures removed.
According to Romanes, (2) the metopic suture normally closes by fifth or sixth year.
In the present study a humble attempt has been made to know the incidence of metopic suture in Assamese population of Assam, India.
We were expecting a day of scans and tests, but the doctor there just took one look at him and said he's got Metopic Craniosynistosis.
The presence or absence of the metopic suture were assigned.
The metopic suture was absent in almost 63% (Table III) of the cases and there was no correlation between this occurrence and the frontal sinus presence.
SUMMARY: The metopic suture is found between the frontal bone tubers, there being divergences concerning the precise time of its closure, varying from the first to tenth year of life, and it can persist until adult age (metopism).
KEY WORDS: Human Anatomy; Metopic suture; Metopism.