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1

What are the characteristics of sutura notha (false sutures)?

sutures lacking interlocking of adjacent bone surfaces; typically formed by endochondral ossification

2

Which sutures will interlock and overlap at their edges?

limbous sutures

3

Which sutures demonstrate non-interlock, but will overlap at their edges?

squamous sutures

4

Which sutures will neither interlock nor overlap at their edges?

harmonia sutures

5

What is the classification of a joint with a "fissure-like" condition?

schindylesis

6

What are the typical examples of the plane suture or harmonia suture?

cruciate suture made up of the intermaxillary, interpalatine and palato-maxillary sutures

7

What are the examples of the gomphosis joint?

maxilla - root of tooth
mandible - root of tooth

8

What forms a bullet-like chin?

a large mental protuberance

9

What forms an indented chin

well developed bilateral mental tubercles and a slight mental protuberance

10

What is the tip of the external occipital protuberance called?

the inion

11

What is the name of the linear elevation lateral to the external occipital protuberance?

superior nuchal line

12

What is the appearance of suture intersections just above the zygomatic arch called?

the pterion

13

What points on the skull are used to measure the skull size?

the nasion, vertex, inion and gnathion

14

What points on the skull are used to measure cranial vault capacity?

the nasion, vertex, and inion

15

What is the appearance of the suture interections over the hard palate called?

the cruciate or cruciform suture