frontal bone


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frontal bone

n.
A cranial bone consisting of a vertical portion corresponding to the forehead and a horizontal portion that forms the roofs of the orbital and nasal cavities.

frontal bone

n
(Anatomy) the bone forming the forehead and the upper parts of the orbits. It contains several air spaces

fron′tal bone′


n.
the broad front part of the skull, forming the forehead.
[1735–45]

frontal bone

A bone of the skull, consisting of a part that corresponds to the forehead and a part that forms the roof of the eye sockets and cavities of the nose.

frontal bone


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The forehead bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frontal bone - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbitsfrontal bone - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
glabella, mesophyron - a smooth prominence of the frontal bone between and above the eyebrows; the most forward projecting point of the forehead in the midline at the level of the supraorbital ridges
metopion - the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull
ophryon - the craniometric point in the midline of the forehead immediately above the orbits
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
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He had a long, thin body and the scholar's stoop; his head was large and ugly; he had pale scanty hair and an earthy skin; his thin mouth and thin, long nose, and the great protuberance of his frontal bones, gave him an uncouth look.
It's easy to know the skull shape where the flesh is thin - the nasal bridge, the frontal bone.
Type 2 is the fronto-temporal type with irregular K like-shaped suture, in which the frontal bone directly contacts to the temporal bone (Fig.
A computed tomography scan performed with and without intravenous contrast revealed a heterogeneous mixed soft tissue and mineraldense mass with a small area of non-contrast-enhancing fluid density located between the orbits at the caudal aspect of the nasal passages, with associated lysis of the right caudal nasal passage and the right frontal bone.
Mill out a bone hole about 3 mm in diameter behind the frontal bone zygomatic process (keyhole position).
Along with this, the child had dry skin, sunken cheeks, depressed nasal bridge, protruded lips, prominent frontal bone, and supraorbital ridges [Figure 1].
According to the embryonic hypothesis, the main places for paranasal sinus osteoma formation are osseous proliferations at the junctions where the cartilaginous ethmoid bone meets the membranous frontal bone (2).
Thickening of the squama of the frontal bone was evident as well as hyper-pneumatization of the left frontal sinus (Figures IB and 1C).
Destruction of the frontal sinus and frontal bone with intracranial extension into the frontal lobe was evident.
4) and exhibits a rostral protuberance in the frontal bone (PF) (Fig.
Resorption is common in the frontal bone, contributing to a convexity of the bone and ptosis of the brow.
Horn consists of central, conical core of living bone (cornual process), that grows out from frontal bone of skull.