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Coronal suture

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Mnemonic to help you remember the main sutures of the skull.

The coronal suture is the serrated interlocking joint found between the frontal bone and the pair of parietal bones of the skull. It is one of the prominent sutures of the skull, easily identifiable from both the lateral and superior views. It is a fibrous (suture) joint, that has no movement (synarthrosis).

It extends between the two pterions on the lateral aspects of the skull, specifically connecting directly to the sphenoparietal and sphenofrontal sutures. The point where the sagittal and coronal sutures converge is known as the bregma, the point which marks the location of the anterior fontanelle in the developing (neonatal) skull. 

Terminology English: Coronal suture
Latin: Sutura coronalis
Location  Between the frontal and parietal bone

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