bregma [breg-muh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural breg·ma·ta [breg-muh-tuh] /ˈbrɛg mə tə/. Craniometry. the junction point of the sagittal and coronal sutures of the skull.
Origin of bregma 1570–80; Greek: front of the headRelated formsbreg·mat·ic [breg-mat-ik] /brɛgˈmæt ɪk/, breg·mate [breg-meyt] /ˈbrɛg meɪt/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for bregma Historical Examples of bregma
They may occur in connection with any of the fontanelles, but especially with that of the bregma.
Under the bregma is the brain; but the back part of the head is empty.
There is a slight median ridge on the frontal ascending from the ophryon, at first narrow but expanding at the bregma to 50 mm.
T. McKenny Huges
His head is asymmetrical, and is full at the occiput, slightly sunken at the bregma, and the forehead is low.
The forehead and bregma rapidly escape below, and the occiput passes out last.
British Dictionary definitions for bregma bregma noun plural -mata (-mətə) the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle Word Origin for bregma C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 bregma in Medicine bregma [brĕg′mə] n. pl. breg•ma•ta (-mə-tə) The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull. Related formsbreg•mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.