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Temporal bone

Bone: Temporal bone
Cranial bones
Facial bones.
Latin os temporales
Gray's subject #34 138
Articulations occipital, parietal, sphenoid, mandible and zygomatic

The temporal bones are situated at the sides and base of the skull.

The temporal bone supports that part of the face known as the temple.



Each consists of five parts:


The structure of the squama is like that of the other cranial bones: the mastoid portion is spongy, and the petrous portion dense and hard.

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