facial bone

noun

Medical Definition of facial bone 

: any of the bones of the facial region of the skull that do not take part in forming the braincase and that in humans include 14 bones: two nasal bones, two maxillae of the upper jaw, two lacrimal bones, two zygomatic bones, two palatine bones, two nasal conchae, one vomer, and the mandible of the lower jaw

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