Superior temporal line - Linea temporalis superior

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Superior and inferior temporal lines arecrossing the middle of the bone in an arched direction in two curved lines. The former gives attachment to the temporal fascia, and the latter indicates the upper limit of the muscular origin of the Temporalis.


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 > Parietal bone > External surface > Superior temporal line

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