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Medical Term:

frontal bone


the large single bone forming the forehead (anterior wall of the neurocranium) and the upper margin and roof of the orbit on either side; it articulates with the parietal, nasal, ethmoid, maxillary, and zygomatic bones, and with the lesser wings of the sphenoid.

Synonym(s): os frontaleTA, coronale1

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