Definition of Os temporale

1. Noun. A thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear.

Medical Definition of Os temporale

1. A large irregular bone situated in the base and side of the skull, consisting of three parts, squamous, tympanic and petrous. The bones are distinct at birth; the petrous part contains the vestibulocochlear organ; the bone articulates with the sphenoid, parietal, occipital, and zygomatic bones, and by a synovial joint with the mandible. Synonym: os temporale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Os Temporale

os pisiforme
os planum
os pneumaticum
os premaxillare
os pterygoideum
os pyramidale
os sacrum
os scaphoideum
os sesamoideum
os sphenoidale
os subtibiale
os suprasternale
os sylvii
os tarsi fibulare
os temporale (current term)
os tibiale posterius
os trapezium
os trapezoideum
os triangulare
os tribasilare
os trigonum
os triquetrum
os unguis
os uteri internum
os vesalianum
os zygomaticum
osage orange

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