Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Vertex

1. apex; top of a structure.

2. cephalometric landmark; superior point of the head on the midsagittal plane. Vertex is not a synonym for apex, but it sometimes coincides with the apex. It is used by both cephalometrists and craniometrists.

Cf. bregma, which is used on skeletal specimens.

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