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temporal bone

noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
either of a pair of thick compound bones forming the part of the skull that encases the inner ear.
Origin of temporal bone
1765-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for temporal-bone

temporal bone

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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temporal-bone in Medicine

temporal bone n.
Either of a pair of compound bones forming the sides and base of the skull.

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