parietal bones

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parietal bones (p·rīˑ··tl bōnzˑ), the two skull bones located between the frontal and occipital bones and which form the top and sides of the cranium.
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The BPD is measured at the widest diameter of the head-from the leading edge of the parietal bone to the leading edge on the opposite side.
In this case, the lesions were located in the parasagittal region of the parietal bone anteriorly.
Anabolic effects of 3,3',5-triiodothyronine and triiodothyroacetic acid in cultured neonatal mouse parietal bones.
The presence of secondary bone (exostosis in this case) across the dorsal surface of the cranium and the fact that the bases of the horn cores attach to both the frontal and parietal bones identify this specimen as a male.