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Parietal bone
forms the greater portions of the the sides and rood of the cranial cavity
contains protrusions and depressions that accomodate the blood vessels
Superior sagittal sulcus
groove in btwn. the parietal bones
Temporal squama
thin, flat portion of the temporal bone that forms the anterior and superior part of the temple.
Zygomatic process
projecting from the inferior portion of the temporal squama which articulate with the temporal process of the zygomatic bone
Mandibular fossa
inferior posterior surface of the zygomatic process of the temporal bone is a socket
Mastoid portion
posterior and inferior to the external auditory meatus
also "breast shaped"
Mastoid process
a rounded projection of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone posterior to the external auditory meatus.
external auditory meatus
ear canal
directs sound waves into the ear
internal auditory meatus
the opening through which the facial and vestibulocochlear cranial nerves pass
Petrous portion
floor of the cranial cavity of the temporal bone
triangular and located at the base of the skull between the sphenoid and occipital bones.
houses the internal ear and the middle ear
Carotid canal (foramen)
The coratid artery passes
Jugular foramen
a passageway for the jugular vein

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