frontal process

noun

Medical Definition of frontal process

1 : a long plate that is part of the maxillary bone and contributes to the formation of the lateral part of the nose and of the nasal cavity

called also nasal process

2 : a process of the zygomatic bone articulating superiorly with the frontal bone, forming part of the orbit anteriorly, and articulating with the sphenoid bone posteriorly

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“Frontal process.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/frontal%20process. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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