sagittal crest

sagittal crest
a longitudinal and median ridge on top of the head. May be bony or formed from soft tissues

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  • Sagittal crest — A sagittal crest is a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull (at the sagittal suture) of many mammalian and reptilian skulls, among others. The presence of this ridge of bone indicates that there are… …   Wikipedia

  • sagittal crest — noun A ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull (at the sagittal suture) in many mammals and primates …   Wiktionary

  • sagittal crest — noun : an elevated bony ridge that develops along the sagittal suture of many mammals especially in old age …   Useful english dictionary

  • sagittal crest — noun Zoology (in many mammals) a bony ridge on the top of the skull to which the jaw muscles are attached …   English new terms dictionary

  • sagittal crest —   Central projection of the abaxial face of a megasporophyll.   Cf. lateral lobe, median lobe …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • Crest — may refer to: Contents 1 In science 2 In popular culture 3 In commerce 4 Places 5 Acronyms …   Wikipedia

  • Sagittal Keel — The Sagittal Keel (torus) is a thickening of bone on part or all of the midline of the frontal, or parietals where they meet along the sagittal suture, or on both bones. Sagittal keels occur in Homo ergaster , Homo erectus and occasionally Homo… …   Wikipedia

  • crest — 1. A ridge, especially a bony ridge. SEE ALSO: crista. 2. The ridge of the neck of a male animal, especially of a stallion or bull. 3. Feathers on the top of a bird s head, or fin rays on the top of a fish s head. SYN: crista [TA]. [L. crista] …   Medical dictionary

  • Sagittal sulcus — Infobox Bone Name = Sagittal sulcus Latin = s. sinus sagittalis superioris GraySubject = 33 GrayPage = 136 Caption = Frontal bone. Inner surface. (Sagittal sulcus visible at center but not labeled.) Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

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