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CH 12 voc. review

Bones of the Head

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immoveable structure between the frontal bone and the parietal bones of the cranium coronal structure
domelike bone at the top of the head that contains the "cranial cavity" and the brain and other structures cranium
bone that forms the posterior nasal septum and the medial walls of the eye sockets. it contains many tiny hollow areas that are the ethmoid sinus ethmoid bone
soft spot on a baby's head where the cranial sutures are still open and there is only fibrous connective tissue fontanel
a hole in a bone. the foramen magnum is the largest. the spinal cord passes through it to join the brain, there is a _____ in ea vertebra where the spinal cord passes through. there are small _____ in the bones where blood vessels go through the bone marr foramen
bone that forms the forehead and front of the cranium and ends a the coronal suture. it contains the frontal sinuses frontal bone
a U-shaped bone in the anterior neck that anchors the muscle of the tongue and larynx hyoid bone
facial bones within the eye socket. they are small, flat bones near the lacrimal glands, which produce tears lacrimal bones
facial bone that forms the lower jaw and contains the roots of the lower teeth. it is the only moveable bone in the skull and forms a joint just in front the ear with the temporal bone mandible
facial bones that form immoveable upper jaw, the inferior edgas of the eye sockets, and the anterior part of the hard palate, they support the nose and lips and roots of the upper teeth and maxillary sinuses maxillary bones
facial bones that form the bridges of the nose and the root of the nasal cavity nasal bones
bone that forms the posterior base of the cranium. it contains the large opening, the foramen magnun occipital bone
three tiny bones in the middle ear that function in the process of hearing, they are also known as the ossicular chain ossicles
facial bones that are small and flat and form the posterior hard palate palatine bones
bones that form the upper sides and upper back of the cranium. they join at the sagittal suture. parietal bones
immoveable suture between the two parietal bones on the right and left sides of the cranium sagittal suture
bony structure of the head that consists of the cranium and facial bones skull
large, irregular bone that forms the central base of the cranium and the posterior walls of the eye sockets. it contains the sphenoid sinuses. it holds the pituitary gland in a bony cup sphenoid bone
bones that form the lower sides of the cranium. they contain the openings for the external ear canals. bony structures include the mastoid process behind the ear and the pointed styloid process, which attaches tendons to the muscles of tongue and pharynx temporal bones
facial bone that forms the inferior part of the nasal septum and continues posteriorly to join the sphenoid bone vomer
facial bone that forms the lateral edge of the eye socket and the cheek bone zygoma
Created by: ricrom81