Frontal tuber; Frontal eminence - Tuber frontale; Eminentia frontalis

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Description

The frontal eminence (tuber frontale) is a rounded elevation situated about 3 cm. above the supraorbital margin. These eminences vary in size in different individuals, are occasionally unsymmetrical, and are especially prominent in young skulls; the surface of the bone above them is smooth, and covered by the galea aponeurotica.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Frontal bone > Squamous part > External surface > Frontal tuber; Frontal eminence

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