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Medical Term:

parietal angle


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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