Bones of the Skull: Introduction

Bones of the skull: Introduction Classification of the cranial bones
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The cranium (cranium) consists of two parts: the neurocranium and the viscerocranium. Each division consists of several bones.

Cranium (cranium)
Cranium (cranium)

The neurocranium (neurocranium) includes the following bones:

Unpaired bones:

  • frontal bone (os frontale)

Frontal bone (os frontale)
Frontal bone (os frontale)
  • sphenoid (os sphenoidale)

    Sphenoid (os sphenoidale)
    Sphenoid (os sphenoidale)
  • occipital bone (os occipitale)

    Occipital bone (os occipitale)
    Occipital bone (os occipitale)
  • ethmoidal bone (os ethmoidale)

    Ethmoidal bone (os ethmoidale)
    Ethmoidal bone (os ethmoidale)

    Paired bones:

    • parietal bone (os parietale)

      Parietal bone (os parietale)
      Parietal bone (os parietale)
    • temporal bone (os temporale)

      Temporal bone (os temporale)
      Temporal bone (os temporale)

      The viscerocranium (viscerocranium) includes the following bones:

      Paired bones:

    • maxilla (maxilla)

      Maxilla (maxilla)
      Maxilla (maxilla)
  • palatine bone (os palatinum)

    Palatine bone (os palatinum)
    Palatine bone (os palatinum)
  • nasal bone (os nasale)

    Nasal bone (os nasale)
    Nasal bone (os nasale)
    • lacrimal bone (os lacrimale)

      Lacrimal bone (os lacrimale)
      Lacrimal bone (os lacrimale)
    • zygomatic bone (os zygomaticum)

      Zygomatic bone (os zygomaticum)
      Zygomatic bone (os zygomaticum)
    • inferior nasal concha (concha nasalis inferior)

      Inferior nasal concha (concha nasalis inferior)
      Inferior nasal concha (concha nasalis inferior)

    Unpaired bones:

    • mandible (mandibula)

      Mandible (mandibula)
      Mandible (mandibula)
    • vomer (vomer)

      Vomer (vomer)
      Vomer (vomer)
    • hyoid bone (os hyoideum)

Hyoid bone (os hyoideum)
Hyoid bone (os hyoideum)
Dictionary

Bones of the Skull

cranium
cranium
neurocranium
neurocranium
frontal bone
os frontale
sphenoid
os sphenoidale
occipital bone
os occipitale
ethmoidal bone
os ethmoidale
parietal bone
os parietale
temporal bone
os temporale
viscerocranium
viscerocranium
maxilla
maxilla
palatine bone
os palatinum
nasal bone
os nasale
lacrimal bone
os lacrimale
zygomatic bone
os zygomaticum
inferior nasal concha
concha nasalis inferior
mandible
mandibula
vomer
vomer
hyoid bone
os hyoideum
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