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Top 10 bones of the skull and other details!

occipital bone

Protects the brain and supports the back of the head

frontal bone

Located at the front of head. Protects the brain and supports the face

Spenoid bone

Wedge-like bone in front of temporal bone

Temporal bones

Located at the sides of the skull

Parietal bones

Makes up roof and sides of skull

Ethmoid bone

Located at the top of the nose, in between the two eye sockets


Essential for mouth movement

Maxilla bones

Holds the top half of the teeth in place

Zygomatic bones

Located in the upper and lateral parts of the face

Nasal bones

Supports nose and forms nose bridge


Number of facial bones


Number of bones in the skull


Joints of the skull bones


Number of bones in the cranium

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