Pronunciation: ver'teks, ver'ti-sez
- The topmost point of the vault of the skull, a landmark in craniometry.
- obstetrics the portion of the fetal head bounded by the planes of the trachelobregmatic and biparietal diameters, with the posterior fontanel at the apex.
[L. whirl, whorl]
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