epipteric bone

ep·i·pter·ic bone

a sutural bone occasionally present at the pterion or junction of the parietal, frontal, greater wing of the sphenoid, and squamous portion of the temporal bones.
Synonym(s): Flower bone
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Flower,

Sir William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899.
Flower bone - a sutural bone occasionally present at the pterion or junction of the parietal, frontal, greater wing of the sphenoid, and squamous portion of the temporal bones. Synonym(s): epipteric bone
Flower dental index - a system of numbers for indicating comparative size of the teeth. Synonym(s): dental index
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P; parietal bone, F; frontal bone, T; temporal bone, S; sphenoid bone, e; epipteric bone (as known as pterion ossicle, sutural or Wormian bone).
Type 4, the specimen with multiple small irregular-shaped epipteric bones interposed within a pterion, was classified as multi-epipteric type (Fig.
In the case report by Satheesha & Soumya (2008), they found only three epipteric bones on the right pterion region in Indian adult skulls.
Epipteric bones in the pterion may be a surgical pitfall.
This was also scored as PNBr and PNBl for right and left sides respectively Pterion ossicle A sutural bone (epipteric bone) (PO) inserted between the anterior inferior angle of the parietal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid.
One or more pterion ossicles or epipteric bones may appear between the sphenoidal angle of the parietal and the greater wing of the sphenoid (2,7,8).
This bone is called pterion ossicle or Epipteric bone or flower's bone.
Epipteric bone in the pterion may be a surgical pitfall.
The pattern of bone articulation at pterion however can be varied and small epipteric bones may be present.