Wormian bones
Wormian Wor"mi*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist. [1913 Webster]

{Wormian bones}, small irregular plates of bone often interposed in the sutures between the large cranial bones. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wormian bones — compared to a normal skull Wormian bones, also known as extra sutural bones[1] are extra bone pieces that occur within a suture in the cranium. These are irregular isolated bones which appear in addition to the usual centers of ossification of… …   Wikipedia

  • Wormian — Wor mi*an, a. (Anat.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist. [1913 Webster] {Wormian bones}, small irregular plates of bone often interposed in the sutures between the large cranial bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wormian — Relating to or described by Ole Worm. * * * wor·mi·an (wurґme ən) named for Ole Worm (Olaus Wormius), Danish physician and humanist, 1588–1654, as wormian bones …   Medical dictionary

  • Wormian — /wûrˈmi ən/ adjective Associated with the name of the Danish anatomist Olaus Worm (1588–1654), applied esp to the supernumerary bones developed in the sutures of the skull …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wormian bone — Wor·mi·an bone wȯr mē ən n a small irregular inconstant plate of bone interposed in a suture between large cranial bones called also sutural bone Worm vȯrm Ole (Latin Olaus Wormius) (1588 1654) Danish physician. Worm was a professor of medicine …   Medical dictionary

  • Wormian bone — noun any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones • Syn: ↑sutural bone • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os * * * ˈwȯ(r)mēən noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wormian bone — noun Any small irregular bone occasionally occurring in the the cranium in addition to the normal bones. Syn: sutural bone See Also: epipteric …   Wiktionary

  • wormian bone — one of a number of small bones that occur in the cranial sutures …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Riolan bones — small bones resembling wormian (sutural) bones, sometimes found in the suture between the occipital bone and the petrous portion of the temporal bone …   Medical dictionary

  • Wormsche Knochen — (gelb markiert) Wormsche Knochen, auch als Worm Knochen (engl. wormian bones) bezeichnet, sind Schaltknochen des Schädels. Es handelt sich um kleine akzessorische Knochen innerhalb einer Schädelnaht. Die überzähligen Knochen stellen eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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