Frontal bone

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Frontal bone
Position of the frontal bone (highlighted in green).
19th Century skull showing sword-blade trauma on frontal bone.
ArticulationsTwelve bones: the sphenoid, the ethmoid, the two parietals, the two nasals, the two maxillæ, the two lacrimals, and the two zygomatics
LatinOs frontale
Anatomical terms of bone

The frontal bone or os frontis is a bone in the front of the human skull. The biggest part of the frontal bone is under the forehead. The name comes from the Latin word frons (meaning "forehead"). It bone is made up of three joined parts.[1]

The illustration below shows the browridges which protected the Neanderthal face.

Neanderthal on right

References[change | change source]

  1. Gray's Anatomy (1918). (See infobox)