supratemporal bone


Definition of supratemporal bone

1 : a bone of the back and side of the skull in close relation with the squamosal in many reptiles
2 : a small bone at the back of the skull in front of and a little to the outside of the posttemporal in fishes

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“Supratemporal bone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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