Cranial Sutures

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The bones of the top of the head are fastened together by what are called sutures which are locked together by little teeth of bone that shoot by each other, as shown in the figure. b is the suture at the top of the head between the two parietal bones; a a is that between the two parietal bones and the frontal bone in front; and c c is that between the parietal bones and the bone at the back part of the cranium. These bones are not completely formed in the newborn infant.


Hooker, Worthington First Book in Physiology For the Use of Schools and Families (New York: Sheldon and Company, 1867) 113


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