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Medical Term:

roof of orbit


Definition: formed by the orbital plate of the frontal bone and the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone, the optic canal opens at its posterior limit; an indentation, the fossa for the lacrimal gland, is located in the anterolateral part of the roof.

Synonym(s): paries superior orbitaeTA, superior wall of orbit

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