temporal bone

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temporal bone

n.
Either of a pair of bones forming part of the sides and the base of the skull.

temporal bone

n
(Anatomy) either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing

tem′poral bone`


n.
either of a pair of compound bones forming the sides of the primate skull.
[1765–75]

temporal bone

One of a pair of bones forming the skull’s lower side walls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner eartemporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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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The internal carotid artery forms the medial limit of this resection as it passes through the petrous temporal bone.
Cases of involvement of labyrinth, petrous temporal bone and intracranial compartments were not encountered.
Lesions of the petrous temporal bone are characterized by facial paralysis and hearing loss.
Samy, "Ewing's sarcoma of the petrous temporal bone: Case report and literature review," Skull Base, vol.
Her computed tomography (CT) head showed right frontotemporal subdural hematoma and underlying severe contusion, parafalcine and tentorial subdural hematoma, right petrous temporal bone skull fracture, occipital skull fracture, and bilateral cavernous internal carotid artery dissections.
Causes of facial nerve paralysis include lesions of the middle ear or petrous temporal bone, a dense pyramid-shaped bone at the base the skull.
Causes can include inflammation of the middle ear or petrous temporal bone, a dense pyramid-shaped bone at the base the skull, post-surgical complications or trauma.