Definition of Asterion

1. Noun. The craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture.

Generic synonyms: Craniometric Point
Group relationships: Braincase, Brainpan, Cranium



Definition of Asterion

1. n. The point on the side of the skull where the lambdoid, parieto-mastoid and occipito-mastoid sutures.

Definition of Asterion

1. Noun. (anatomy) The point on the side of the skull corresponding to the posterior end of the parietomastoid suture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Asterion

1. The point on the side of the skull where the lambdoid, parieto-mastoid and occipito-mastoid sutures. Origin: Gr. Starry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asterion

astely
astemizole
aster
aster family
asteraceae
astereognosis
asteria
asterias
asteriated
asterid
asterid dicot family
asterid dicot genus
asteridea
asteridian
asterids
asterion (current term)
asteriosaponins
asteriotoxins
asterisc
asterisci
asteriscs
asteriscus
asterisk
asterisked
asterisking
asteriskless
asterisks
asterism
asterismal
asterisms

Literary usage of Asterion

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1. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"Cockayne says that the drawing of asterion in the best Anglo-Saxon MS. and in two of the Latin MSS., is "beyond interpretation. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"The posterior border of the mastoid process and the asterion are thus laid bare. An opening in the skull is made, reaching upwards i cm. ..."

3. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"... 11, lambda; 12, maximum occipital point: 13, inion ; 14. asterion ; 15, auricular point ; 16, ..."

4. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias (1898)
"5) we naturally infer that the asterion was one of the three chief rivers of ... Probably Captain Steffen is right in identifying as the asterion the river ..."

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