Parietal eminence

The external surface of the parietal bone is convex, smooth, and marked near the center by an eminence, the parietal eminence (parietal tuber), which indicates the point where ossification commenced.

Parietal eminence
Skull of a new-born child from the side. (Parietal eminence shown in red.)
Front view of the skull. (Parietal eminence pointed by arrows.)
Latintuber parietale, eminentia parietalis
Anatomical terms of bone

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 133 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.

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