A suture that connects the two frontal bones of the skull. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: median frontal suture sutura frontalis sutura metopica frontal suture of skull

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
sutura metopica [ FMA:TA FMA:52989 ]

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has related synonym

metopic suture

sutura frontalis



taxon notes

in humans, the frontal suture is a dense connective tissue structure that divides the two halves of the frontal bone of the skull in infants and children. It usually disappears by the age of six, with the two halves of the frontal bone being fused together. If it does not disappear it may be called a 'metopic suture' or 'sutura frontalis persistens. ' If the suture is not present at birth (craniosynostosis) it will cause a keel-shaped deformity of the skull called 'trigonocephaly. ' It is present in a fetal skull so that the skull can bend and is very elastic at the time of birth. The baby's head literally bends when coming out of the mother's womb. The space is filled as the child grows older. [WP,unvetted]