joints of skull

joints of skull
juncturae cranii.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • juncturae cranii — [TA] joints of skull: junctions between bones of the skull or between skull bones and other bones. Some are fibrous (juncturae fibrosae cranii), some are cartilaginous (juncturae cartilagineae cranii), and some are synovial (articulationes… …   Medical dictionary

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