Definition of Frontal

1. Noun. An adornment worn on the forehead.

Exact synonyms: Frontlet
Generic synonyms: Adornment

2. Adjective. Belonging to the front part. "A frontal appendage"
Similar to: Anterior
Derivative terms: Front, Front, Front

3. Noun. A drapery that covers the front of an altar.
Generic synonyms: Curtain, Drape, Drapery, Mantle, Pall

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air. "Frontal rainfall"
Category relationships: Meteorology
Partainyms: Front
Derivative terms: Front

5. Noun. The face or front of a building.
Exact synonyms: Facade, Frontage
Generic synonyms: Front
Specialized synonyms: Frontispiece

6. Adjective. Meeting front to front. "A head-on collision"
Exact synonyms: Head-on
Similar to: Front
Derivative terms: Front

7. Adjective. Of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone. "The frontal lobes"
Similar to: Anterior

Definition of Frontal

1. a. Belonging to the front part; being in front

2. n. Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet

Definition of Frontal

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: ''a frontal attack.'' ¹

2. Adjective. ''Anatomy'' ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to a weather front. ¹

4. Noun. A drapery covering the front of an altar. ¹

5. Noun. The façade of a building. ¹

6. Noun. (skeleton) The bone at the front of the skull, behind the forehead. ¹

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Definition of Frontal

1. a bone of the skull [n -S]

Medical Definition of Frontal

1. Belonging to the front part; being in front; especially. . Of or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones. Origin: Cf. F. Frontal. 1. Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet; as: An ornamental band for the hair. The metal face guard of a soldier. 2. A little pediment over a door or window. 3. A movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies. 4. A medicament or application for the forehead. 5. The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium. Frontal hammer or helve, a forge hammer lifted by a cam, acting upon a "tongue" immediately in front of the hammer head. Origin: F. Frontal, fronteau, OF. Frontel, frontal, L. Frontale an ornament for the forehead, frontlet. See Front. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frontal

front slash
front teeth
front tooth
front vowel
front wall
front walls
front yard
front yards
frontage road
frontage roads
frontal (current term)
frontal angle of parietal bone
frontal area
frontal artery
frontal belly of occipitofrontalis muscle
frontal bone
frontal border
frontal border of parietal bone
frontal border of sphenoid bone
frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
frontal cortex
frontal crest
frontal eminence
frontal fontanel
frontal foramen

Literary usage of Frontal

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The anterior border, deeply serrated, is bevelled at the expense of the outer surface above and of the inner below ; it articulates with the frontal bone, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The frontal lobes are now closely approximated in front of the inter-brain, while there is also to be noted the formation of the optic thalami, ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"Should such an anatomical condition be present it is easy to see how pus secreted from the mucous membrane lining the frontal sinus wonld first of all flow ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"Psychical Troubles and frontal Lobe Tumors.—Miiller discusses particularly the case reported by Welt, which is supposed to indicate that disturbances of ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1893)
"These growths were removed, and dead bone was curetted from the ethmoidal, sphenoidal, and frontal sinuses. Anaesthesia of the right side of the jaw, ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"evolutions and furrows on the frontal surface.—The convolu- of the frontal lobe on the frontal surface, are four in number, three >-posterior, one above the ..."

7. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The parietal articulates with the occipital, frontal, sphenoid, ... THE frontal The frontal bone [os frontale] closes the cranium in front and is situated ..."

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