Lambda (anatomy)

Lambda (anatomy)

Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Lambda labeled at center right.)
TA A02.1.00.017
FMA 264773

Anatomical terminology

The occipital angle is rounded and corresponds with the point of meeting of the sagittal and the lambdoid suture—a point which is termed the lambda (after the Greek letter of the same name whose lowercase form resembles the junction formed by the sutures); in the fetus this part of the skull is membranous, and is called the posterior fontanelle.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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