Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them

The coronal, lambdoid, and sagittal sutures

They call the anterior the coronal suture, because crowns are most often put on that part of the head; they name the posterior lambdoeidh/j [sutura lambdoidea] after the Greek letter L; the third, running through the vertex [sutura sagittalis] and the longitude of the head, is called o)belai=a by the Greeks 51 because it runs straight like a spit or arrow, whence it also came to be called abdoeidh/j from the shape of a rod. This one sometimes 52 runs forward through the middle of the forehead (figs. 2 and 4 in ch. 5 show something of the sort) to the top of the nose, without the same complexity as on the vertex itself, or as elaborate a sutural structure.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them