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Bone features

bone features for the cranial and facial bones

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External Auditory meatus of the temporal bone tube like opening for the ear canal
mastoid process of the temporal bone rounded projection posterior to external auditory meatus--also an attachment for muscles
styloid process of the temporal bone long, thin projection on inferior skull surface--attachment for muscles and ligaments of tongue and neck
zygomatic process of the temporal bone projection that articulates with the zygomatic bone
madibular fossa of the temporal bone depression in mandible for articulation w/ condylar process
Foramen magnum of the occipital bone opening where the spinal cord connects to the lower braing
occipital condyles of the occipital bone rounded processes that articulate with the atlas
Cribriform plates of the ethmoid bone one on eiether sid of the crista galli -- forms the roof of the nasal cavity
crista galli of the ethmoid bone projection for attachment of membranes covering the brain
olfactory foramina of the ethmoid bone tiny holes in the cribiform plates for cranial nerve 1
perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone forms superior part of nasal septum
middle nasal conchae and superior nasal conchae of the ethmoid bone scroll-like projections on each lateral wall of the nasal cavity
sella turcica of the sphenoid bone cony projection that surrounds and protects the pituitary gland
optica foramina of the sphenoid bone openings for cranial nerve 2
alveoli of the maxilla bone tooth sockets
palatine process of the maxilla bone fused processes that form the anterior part of the hard palate
alveoli of the mandible bone tooth sockets
body of the mandible bone curved anterior portion of mandible
rami (ramus) of the mandible bone posterior branches one on either side of the body of the mandible
condylar processes of the mandible bone rounded processes on rami that articulate with temporal bone at teh mandibular fossa to form the TMJ
temporal process of the zygomatic bone projects posteriorly-the temporal process of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone together make the zygomatic arch
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