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temporal bone

noun

, Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. either of a pair of thick compound bones forming the part of the skull that encases the inner ear.


temporal bone

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of temporal bone1

First recorded in 1765–75

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Example Sentences

In the skull we particularly notice the formation of the lower jaw and the joint by which it is connected with the temporal bone.

Squamous, the anterior and upper part of the temporal bone, scale-like in form.

The part usually affected is the lower margin of the squamous portion of the temporal bone and the tympanic ring.

No one knew I had that transmitter in my temporal bone, and I rigged it to get a tape on my home receiver.

At seventy the squama of the temporal bone unites with the parietal, and at eighty the entire cranium has become a single bone.

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