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facial bones

TermDefinition
parietal bone paired bones that form most of the upper and side walls of the cranium
frontal bone forms the forehead, bony projections of the eyebrows, and upper parts of the eye sockets
temporal bone paired bones that life behind the parietal bones
occipital bone forms the base and back wall of the skull
sphenoid bone a bone that spans the width of the skull and forms part of the floor of the cranial cavity. It has many canals that nerves run through.
ethmoid bone very irregularly shaped and forms the roof of the nasal cavity and part of the inner eye sockets
zygomatic bone cheekbones and from part of the lower eye sockets
lacrimal bone fingernail sized bones that form part of the inner eye sockets, they have a groove that allow tears to pass
nasal bone smooth rectangle bones that form the bridge of the nose
vomer bone the single bone in the middle of the nasal cavity, it forms most of the bony nasal septum
inferior nasal concha thin curved bones in the nasal cavity and are actually part of the ethmoid bone
mandible the lower jaw bone and the largest and strongest bone of the face, it holds your lower teeth
maxilla fuse to form the upper jaw, all facial bones join the maxilla except the mandible so they are called the "keystone" bones of the face. it holds your upper teeth.
Created by: emarroquin