sphenooccipital synchondrosis

(redirected from sphenooccipital suture)

sphe·no·oc·cip·i·tal syn·chon·dro·sis

cartilaginous union between the body of the sphenoid and the basilar portion of the occipital; it fuses by the twentieth year and thus has particular importance in forensic anthropology; incorrectly called sphenooccipital suture.
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The sphenooccipital suture showed CT evidence of the beginning of fusion at a mean age of 7.