Definition of lambdoid in US English:



  • 1Resembling the Greek letter lambda in form.

    1. 1.1Anatomy Relating to or denoting the suture near the back of the skull, which connects the parietal bones with the occipital.
      • ‘The ipsilateral ear in lambdoid synostosis is displaced posteriorly toward the fused suture compared with the anterior displacement that occurs in infants with deformational plagiocephaly.’
      • ‘Anesthesia was required for upper eyelid to scalp line from midline to lambdoid suture.’
      • ‘Metopic craniosynostosis accounts for 7% of cases, and lambdoid craniosynostosis accounts for 1% of cases.’
      • ‘However, surgery is almost always indicated for the correction of lambdoid synostosis.’