temporal bone


temporal bone

noun

Definition of TEMPORAL BONE

:  a compound bone of the side of the skull of some mammals including humans

First Known Use of TEMPORAL BONE

1771

temporal bone

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEMPORAL BONE

: a compound bone of the side of the skull that has four principal parts including the squamous, petrous, and tympanic portions and the mastoid process

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