metopism


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met·o·pism

(met'ō-pizm),
Persistence of the frontal metopic suture [TA] in the adult.
[G. metōpon, forehead]

metopism

(mĕt′ō-pĭzm)
Persistence of the metopic suture in an adult.
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According to Woo (9) metopism is more frequent among whiter & Mongoloids 10%.
But in the present study metopism was observed in 3% which is in sync with earlier studies & it strengthens this hypothesis.
Racial and sexual differences in the frontal curvature and its relation to metopism.
metopism and the third group included the skulls with incomplete metopic suture.
It seems that the incidence of metopism is quite low in Australians (1%), Negroids (2%) and Africans (1%) but higher in Europeans (8.
2003) showed that it is more likely to detect metopism directly on the organic piece, specially incomplete metopism when it is rudimentary and near the nasion, than in studies through radiographs, because X-ray studies can mistake the metopic suture for vertical fractures close to the central line, as well as the incomplete sutures can go unnoticed.
in 400 skulls of Brazilians, the incidence of metopism found was of 2.