temporal bone

noun
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of temporal bone

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

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temporal bone

noun

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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