bregma


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to bregma: asterion

bregma

[′breg·mə]
(anatomy)
The point at which the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull meet.
References in periodicals archive ?
3 mm in maximum thickness; whether near bregma or the boss, it is within both Neanderthal and Upper Palaeolithic ranges (Frayer et al.
Webb also discusses the thickened cranial vault of WLH 50, which he ascribes to a hemoglobinopathology based on the presence of 'hair-on-end' diploe near bregma that is often associated with an acquired anaemia, such as malaria, or an inherited form, such as thalassaemia.
5 mm from the bregma and skull) according to the Brain Atlas of Paxinos and Watson (1986).
Using a stereotaxic device and a low speed dental drill, a burr hole of 2 mm in diameter was made over the skull at 1 mm posterior and 5 mm lateral to the bregma on the right side.
One was placed approximately 2 mm anterior and 2 mm to the right of bregma; another was placed approximately 3 mm posterior and 2 mm to the left of bregma.