Epipteric
Epipteric Ep`ip*ter"ic, a. [Pref. epi- + Gr. ? wing. So called because above the wing of the sphenoid.] (Anat.) Pertaining to a small Wormian bone sometimes present in the human skull between the parietal and the great wing of the sphenoid. -- n. The epipteric bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • epipteric — adjective Of or pertaining to supernumerary bones (Wormian bones) occasionally present in the pterion region of the human skull …   Wiktionary

  • epipteric — In the neighborhood of the pterion. * * * epi·pter·ic .ep i(p) ter ik adj relating to or being a small Wormian bone sometimes present in the human skull between the parietal and the greater wing of the sphenoid …   Medical dictionary

  • epipteric — ep·i·pter·ic …   English syllables

  • epipteric — |epə̇(p)|terik, |eˌpip|t , |epē|t adjective Etymology: epi + pter + ic : relating to or being a small Wormian bone sometimes present in the human skull between the parietal and the great wing of the sphenoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical 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

  • ep|ip|ter|ic — «EHP ihp TEHR ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. Anatomy. of or designating a small, irregular bone sometimes present in the human skull, between the parietal and the great wing of the sphenoid. –n. an epipteric bone …   Useful english dictionary

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