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Bones of the Skull

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forms sides and roof of skull; Curved bones; joined together at the sagittal suture Parietal
Lower jaw bone; connects to the skull in front of the ears; Mandible
Light bone that makes up part of the nasal and orbital cavities and is anterior to the sphenoid bone ethmoid bone
Protect the eye; connects to maxilla, temporal bone, sphenoid bone and frontal bone; knows as the cheekbone. Zygomatic
Forms part of the oral, nasal, and orbital cavities; form portions of the hard palate; posterior to the maxilla, palatine bones
Butterfly shaped bone; houses the pituitary gland; base of the skull Sphenoid
Upper jaw; holds the upper teeth; forms portions of the orbital, nasal and oral cavities maxillae
Thin bone forming the inner orbital cavity lacrimal
two bones, side-by-side that make up the bridge of the nose nasal bones
thin, flat bones that form the back of the nasal septum vomer
lower, back portion of the skull that is shaped like a trapezoid; houses the foramen magnum through which the brain and spinal cord connect occipital
located on the sides of the head; houses the internal portion of the ear temporal bone
Scroll-shaped thin bones that make up the lateral part of the nasal cavity; lined with membranes that help to filter warm air inferior nasal conchae
Large bone; makes up the roof of the orbital and nasal cavities; "forehead" frontal
Created by: cfrank