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frontal bone

noun, Anatomy
1.
a broad membrane bone of the skull, forming the forehead and the upper portion of each orbit.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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British Dictionary definitions for frontal-bone

frontal bone

noun
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 n.
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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