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The Skull

Medical Terms

Cranium The skull; that portion of the skull which enclose the brain
Frontal Pertaining to the fore head or forehead bone
Parietal Pertaining to the two bones that form most of the roof and upper sides o the cranium
Temporal Pertaining to the temple or central sides of the cranium; of the two bones of the cranium located above and
Occipital Pertaining to the back and most of the lower base of the skull. Occiput, n
sphenoid Wedge-shaped; pertaining to the bat-shaped bone that extends behind the eyes, forming the anterior base of the cranium and part of each orbit
Ethmoid Siece-like, pertaining to the delicate bone that forms much of the internal nasal structure and part of each orbit
suture One of the jagged seams that unite the adjoining bones of the skull
Fontanel A space located at the junction of the sutures in the skull of the infant. The fontanels are of called “soft spots”
sinus One of the eight air-filled cavities in the skull that communicate with nasal cavity.
Created by: Khuong