Science Quiz / Cranial and Facial Bones

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Can you name the bones of the skull and face?

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DescriptionBone
inferior sides of cranium, part of cranial floor. contains mastoid and styloid process
posterior palate (roof of mouth)
inferior to nasal septum
rounded projection of the temporal bone behind the ear canal
upper jaw, articulates with every facial bone except mandible. forms hard palate
anterior part of cranial floor, medial wall of orbits, superior portion of septum, roof of nasal cavity-contains sinuses
the bridge of the nose
connected system of hollow cavities amplifying the sounds we make. they drain nasal passages
the ammount of facial bones
most superior and lateral walls of cranium. meet at the midline of skull at a suture.
DescriptionBone
middle part of cranial floor, bat-shaped. cradle for pituatary glands
membrane-filled spaces between the cranial bones that are present at birth
the amount of cranial bones
back of cranium, posterior. contains foramen magnum and occipital condyles
cheekbones, floor and lateral part of orbits
smallest bones of the face, tear tubes pass through
tiny bumps projecting into nasal cavity to trap debris in inhaled air.
immovable joints found between skull bones
contains root of teeth and lower jaw. only movable joint in facial bones. strongest and largest facial bone.
makes up the forehead, roof of orbits and most anterior part of cranial floor- contains sinuses

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