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parietal angle


Definition: an angle formed by the meeting of the prolongation of two lines tangential to the most prominent part of the zygomatic arch and to the parietofrontal suture on each side; when the lines remain parallel the angle is zero; when they diverge it is negative.

Synonym(s): Quatrefages angle

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