supratemporal arch


Definition of supratemporal arch

: a bony arch in the skull of many reptiles bounding the supratemporal fossa below and formed typically of the postfrontal, the postorbital, and a process of the squamosal

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“Supratemporal arch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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