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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·top·ic

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

(mə-tŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the forehead.
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me·top·ic

(mē-top'ik)
Relating to the forehead or anterior portion of the cranium.
[G.metōpon, forehead]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Dustin Price said some children with metopic synsyosis suffer severe brain damage or a painful death.
An evaluation of complications, revisions, and long-term aesthetic outcomes in nonsyndromic metopic craniosynostosis, PlastReconstr Surg.
Metopic suture can be due to various causes such as abnormal growth of cranial bones.
Sagittal, coronal, and metopic suture fusions account for about 95% of all craniosynostosis cases, Dr.
The endoscopic strip craniectomy was performed on 185 patients with clinical signs of craniosynostosis, with the following distribution: 107 sagittal, 42 coronal, 37 metopic, and 7 lambdoid, for a total of 198 sutures.
In sagittal craniosynostosis, the skull appears long and narrow, with coronal, metopic and lambdoid sutures clearly visible, but the sagittal suture closed into a fused, raised ridge.
Likewise, her anomalies, those syntax units not fitting into, her metopic puzzle--"the Blue Heron/ in the dark breaking open the woods"--enhance the sense we've stumbled onto a ruin.
Other characteristics included the presence of a metopic suture in one cranium, and the presence of Carabelli's cusps on two maxillary molars.
A neat circular perimortem trepanation is located in the left frontal squama 11.7 mm medial to the curved fracture line, 5.2 mm from the coronal suture, and 12.8 mm from the metopic suture.
INTRODUCTION: The metopic suture is a vertical suture running between the two halves of frontal bone from the anterior aspect of anterior fontanelle to nasion.