Squamosal suture

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Squamosal suture
Side view of the skull. (Squamosal suture visible at center, right above temporal bone, which is colored pink in the diagram).
Latin sutura squamosa cranii
Gray's subject #46 183
Dorlands/Elsevier s_30/12774238

The squamosal suture arches backward from the pterion and connects the temporal squama with the lower border of the parietal: this suture is continuous behind with the short, nearly horizontal parietomastoid suture, which unites the mastoid process of the temporal with the region of the mastoid angle of the parietal.

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