Definition of Frontal sinus

1. Noun. One of a pair of cavities in the frontal bone.

Generic synonyms: Sinus

Definition of Frontal sinus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A paranasal sinus situated behind the superciliary arches. ¹

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Medical Definition of Frontal sinus

1. One of the paired, but seldom symmetrical, air spaces located between the inner and outer compact layers of the frontal bone. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frontal Sinus

frontal lobe of cerebrum
frontal lobes
frontal lobotomy
frontal margin
frontal nerve
frontal notch
frontal part of corpus callosum
frontal plane
frontal plate
frontal pole
frontal pole of cerebrum
frontal process of maxilla
frontal process of zygomatic bone
frontal region of head
frontal section
frontal sinus (current term)
frontal sinus aperture
frontal sinuses
frontal sinusitis
frontal squama
frontal suture
frontal triangle
frontal tuber
frontal veins
frontal wedgies
frontal zone contraction theory
frontalis muscle

Literary usage of Frontal sinus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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 ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Operations on the frontal sinus.—BECK (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc., August 8, 1908) describes in detail and illustrates a new method of exposing and operating ..."

3. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1902)
"Four Cases of frontal sinus Disease. Dr. CG Coakley presented four cases of frontal sinusitis and of combined frontal and maxillary sinusitis. ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"The frontal sinus was probed successfully in about 48 per cent. Puncture of the frontal sinus from the nasal cavity by the various advocated methods was ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"This patient had a syphilitic osteomyelitis, with such an extensive excavation because of the depth of the frontal sinus that had skin alone been used to ..."

6. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"Under the name of catarrh of the frontal sinus are designated more or less ... Traumatic insults causing a hemorrhage into the frontal sinus or a rupture or ..."

7. Diseases of the Eye: Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1903)
"Diseases of the frontal sinus.—This is most often a distention of the frontal sinus by mucus (mucocele) or pus (empyema). Abscess has been attributed to ..."

8. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"Before proceeding to state in detail the various facts and fictions relative to the frontal sinus,1 it will be proper to premise some necessary information ..."

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