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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.
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frontal bone

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


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


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The forehead bone.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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.
The same region presents a rostral protuberance of the frontal bone (Frontal Protuberance - PF - Figures.
The exposed bony horn along with protruded frontal bone was chiseled out.
(5) have also documented a case with orbital metastasis of PTC on the frontal bone as the initial clinical manifestation of the tumor and treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
It's easy to know the skull shape where the flesh is thin - the nasal bridge, the frontal bone. But what brings a lot of character to a person is the fullness of the lips, the shape of the nostrils, the shape of the tip of the nose, the folds of the eyes - you can't know this."
One of the problems in patients with unicoronal synostosis is frontal bone deficiency in the affected side.
Here, we report a rare case of a well-managed impalement brain injury caused by the insertion of a hook-shaped metal bar (jacking device for automobiles) into the right frontal lobe through the frontal bone.
Having performed both modification of the frontal bone and reduction rhinoplasty individually in this patient population, we noticed that when using a combined approach, performing the brow reduction prior to the reduction rhinoplasty, one is allowed superior control over the nasal radix and profile of the nose in one stage.
For example, there are nine pages dedicated to the ear ossicles (including tricks to side them), seven pages dedicated to the hyoid and associated laryngeal cartilages, five pages depicting C1/C2 articulation, and a series of four photographs illustrating how the nasals articulate with the frontal bone. Not all skeletal regions/elements, however, are covered in this degree of detail.
The malar eminence is approximately the central portion of the ZMC.4 bony attachments to the skull are evident from the center of the zygomatic bone, namely, a superior attachment to the frontal bone (frontal process of the zygomatic bone), a medial attachment to the maxilla (maxillary process or buttress of the zygomatic bone), a lateral attachment to the temporal bone (temporal process of the zygomatic bone) and a deep attachment to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone (sphenoidal process of the zygomatic bone).13 Using this definition, ZMC fractures are called tripod fractures.
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. Following euthanasia, the mass was found to consist of soft tissue between the right eye and nostril over the right frontal bone.