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Parietal eminence

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Parietal eminence

Parietal eminence
Skull of a new-born child from the side. (Parietal eminence shown in red.)
Front view of the skull. (Parietal eminence pointed by arrows.)
Latin tuber parietale, eminentia parietalis
Anatomical terms of bone

The external surface of the parietal bone is convex, smooth, and marked near the center by an eminence, the parietal eminence (parietal tuber), which indicates the point where ossification commenced.

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

External links

  • Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-2 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier

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