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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
either of a pair of thick compound bones forming the part of the skull that encases the inner ear.
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Origin of temporal bone

First recorded in 1765–75
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temporal bone

noun
either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing
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