Squamous part - Pars squamosa

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Description

The squamous part of temporal bone (squama) forms the anterior and upper part of the bone, located between the sphenoid, parietal and occipital bones, and is scale-like, thin, and translucent.


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 > Temporal bone > Squamous part

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