temporal bone(redirected from Petrous temporal bone)
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Either of a pair of bones forming part of the sides and the base of the skull.
(Anatomy) either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing
either of a pair of compound bones forming the sides of the primate skull.
One of a pair of bones forming the skull’s lower side walls.
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|Noun||1.||temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear|
glenoid fossa, mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
tympanic bone - the bone enclosing the middle ear
mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
styloid process - extends from the base of the temporal bone
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