Its name comes from its lambda-like shape.
If certain bones of the skull grow too fast, then craniosynostosis (premature closure of the sutures) may occur. This can result in skull deformities.
If the lambdoid suture closes too soon on one side, the skull will appear twisted and asymmetrical, a condition called "plagiocephaly."
The lambdoidal suture articulates with the occipital bone and parietal bones
Studies from University of Helsinki, Institute of Dentistry add new findings in the area of transcription factors.(Report)
Aug 31, 2010; A report, 'Gli3Xt-J/Xt-J mice exhibit lambdoid suture craniosynostosis which results from altered osteoprogenitor proliferation...