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Bones of Cranium, Face, and Ear

frontal (1)
forms the forehead and bony sockets that contain the eyes
parietal (2)
form the roof and upper part of the side of the cranium
temporal (2)
form the lower sides and base of the cranium
temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
the area of connection between the temporal and mandibular bones
mastoid process
a round process of the temporal bone behind the ear
styloid process
projects downward from the temporal bone
a projection on a bone for muscle attachment
occipital bone (1)
forms the back and base of the skull and joins the parietal and temporal bones
sphenoid bone (1)
a bat-shaped bone that extends behind the eyes and forms part of the base of the skull
ethmoid bone (1)
a thin delicate cancellous bone that forms the nasal cavity and part of the orbits of the eyes
nasal bones (2)
small bones that form the upper part of the bridge of the nose
maxillary bones (2)
upper jaw bones that help form the roof of the mouth
zygomatic bones (2)
one on each side of the face that form the high portion of the cheek
mandibular bone (1)
the lower jaw bone
lacrimal bones (2)
small bones that help form the eye sockets and the side wall of the nasal cavity
palatine bones (2)
form the back part of the roof of the mouth and the floor and side walls of the nose
inferior concha (2)
form the ledge along the inside of the side wall of the nose, below the middle concha
vomer (1)
forms the lower, back part of the nasal septum
malleus (2)
hammer, bone in the middle-ear cavity
incus (2)
anvil, bone in the middle-ear cavity
stapes (2)
stirrup, bone in the middle-ear cavity