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the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: the forehead and the upper part of the orbits
either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium
pole like process extending downward from the temporal bone on each side of the skull
rounded projections lateral to the foramen magnum that articulate with the first cervical vertebra (atlas)
opening medial and superior to the occipital condyle through which the hypoglossal nerve passes
the bat-shaped bone that extends behind the eyes and forms part of the base of the skull
Greater/Lesser Wings of the Sphenoid
lesser and greater lateral protrusions from the sphenoid body, named for their shape
Superior Orbital Fissure of the Sphenoid
fissure between greater and lesser wings of sphenoid, visible from the orbits
a saddle-shaped region in the sphenoid midline which nearly encloses the pituitary gland; feature of the sphenoid bone
Small circular holes on top inside corner of eye, closest to eyes; feature of sphenoid bone that travels through the lesser wings to the orbits.
1st of three holes from anterior, situated laterally of the sella turcica, most anterior hole
2nd of three holes from anterior, situated laterally of the sella turcica, middle hole
3rd of three holes from anterior, situated laterally of the sella turcica, most posterior hole
irregularly shaped bone anterior to the sphenoid. Forms the roof and upper septum of the nasal cavity and part of the medial orbit walls.
porous bone surrounding the crista galli in the floor of the cranium through which olfactory nerves transverse
Superior and Middle Nasal Concha (Turbinates)
(conchae) the mucous membrane covered, scroll-like bones projecting from the lateral walls of the nasal cavity that clean, moisten, and warm inhaled air
the suture between the two ossification centers of the frontal bone, it usually disappears during development but is occasionally present in adults
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