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Skull Bone Markings – Anterior View

Frontal Bone:

  1. image descriptionSuperciliary arch or supraorbital ridge (arcus superciliaris frontalis).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - body of maxilla - superciliary arch
skull - anterior view - body of maxilla - superciliary arch - divisions
The superciliary arch of the frontal bone
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  1. image descriptionGlabella (glabella frontalis).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - glabella
skull - anterior view - glabella - divisions
The glabella of the frontal bone.
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  1. image descriptionZygomatic process (processus zygomaticus frontalis)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - zygomatic process
skull - anterior view - zygomatic process - divisions
The zygomatic process of the frontal bone
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Zygomatic Bone:

  1. image descriptionFrontal (frontospenoidal) process (processus frontalis zygomatici)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - frontal process maxilla
skull - anterior view - frontal process - divisions
The frontal process of the zygomatic bone
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Maxilla Bone:

  1. image descriptionBody (corpus maxillae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - body of maxilla
skull - anterior view - body of maxilla - divisions
The body of the maxilla bone
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  1. image descriptionInfraorbital foramen (foramen infraorbitale maxillae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - infraorbital foramen
skull - anterior view - infraorbital foramen - divisions
The infraorbital foramen of the maxilla
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  1. image descriptionFrontal process (processus frontalis maxillae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - frontal process maxilla
skull - anterior view - frontal process maxilla - divisions
The frontal process of the maxilla
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  1. image descriptionZygomatic process (processus zygomaticus maxillae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - zygomatic process maxilla
skull - anterior view - zygomatic process maxilla - divisions
The zygomatic process of the maxilla
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  1. image descriptionAlveolar process (processus alveolaris maxillae).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - alveolar process
skull - anterior view - alveolar process - divisions
The alveolar process of the maxilla
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Ethmoid Bone:

  1. image descriptionMiddle nasal concha or turbinate bone (concha nasi media ethmoidalis)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - middle nasal concha
skull - anterior view - middle nasal concha - divisions
The middle nasal concha of the ethmoid bone
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  1. image descriptionPerpendicular plate (lamina perpendicularis ethmoidalis).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - perpendicular plate
skull - anterior view - perpendicular plate - divisions
The perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone
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Mandible Bone:

  1. image descriptionBody (corpus mandibulae).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - body of mandible
skull - anterior view - body of mandible - divisions
The body of the mandible
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  1. image descriptionAlveolar process(pars alveolaris mandibulae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - alveolar part
skull - anterior view - alveolar part - divisions
The alveolar part of the mandible
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  1. image descriptionRamus (ramus mandibulae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - ramus
skull - anterior view - ramus - divisions
The ramus of the mandible
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  1. image descriptionMental foramen (foramen mentale mandibulae).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - mental foramen
skull - anterior view - mental foramen - divisions
The mental foramen
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  1. image descriptionMental protuberance (protuberantia mentalis mandibulae).
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - mental protuberance
skull - anterior view - mental protuberance - divisions
The mental protuberance of the mandible
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  1. image descriptionMental foramen (tuberculum mentale mandibulae)
skull - anterior view
skull - anterior view - mental tubercle
skull - anterior view - mental tubercle - divisions
The mental tubercle of the mandible
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Test yourself:

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anterior skull bone markings - test yourself
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The bone markings of the skull - anterior view - test yourself
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