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Medical Term:

pterion

Pronunciation: te're-on

Definition: A craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle, at the junction of the greater wing of the sphenoid, the squamous temporal, the frontal, and the parietal bones; it intersects the course of the anterior division of the middle meningeal artery.

[G. pteron, wing]

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