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frontal bone

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noun Anatomy.
  1. a broad membrane bone of the skull, forming the forehead and the upper portion of each orbit.

Origin of frontal bone

First recorded in 1735–45
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British Dictionary definitions for frontal bone

frontal bone

  1. the bone forming the forehead and the upper parts of the orbits. It contains several air spaces
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frontal bone in Medicine

frontal bone

  1. A cranial bone consisting of a vertical portion corresponding to the forehead and a horizontal portion that forms the roofs of the orbital and nasal cavities.
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