19 terms

14-1: Axial Skeleton Bones

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frontal
front of skull above eyes
parietal
sides of skull behind frontal bone; fused at midline
temporal
connected to the parietal bone and the base of the skull
occipital
back of skull forming the base
nasal
forms the bridge of the nose
zygomatic
cheek bone
maxilla
upper jaw bone
mandible
lower jaw bone
sphenoid
winglike structure wedged in front portion of cranium
ethmoid
in front of the sphenoid bone
cervical
seven bones that form neck
atlas
first cervical vertebra that supports the head
axis
second cervical verterbra inside the atlas
thoracic
twelve bones that are inferior to the cervical vertibrae
lumbar
five bones that are inferior to the thoracic vertebrae
sacrum
five fused vertebrae superior to the tailbone
coccyx
four (usually) fused bones that form the tailbone
sternum
breastbone located in the front midline of the chest
ribs
one pair attached to each of the twelve thoracic vertebrae

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