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General Anatomy > Parts of human body > Head > Face

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The front of the human head is called the face. It includes several distinct areas, of which the main features are:

  • The forehead, comprising the skin beneath the hairline, bordered laterally by the temples and inferiorly by eyebrows and ears.
  • The eyes sitting in the orbit and protected by eyelids, and eyelashes.
  • The distinctive human nose shape, nostrils, and nasal septum.
  • The cheeks covering the maxilla and mandibula (or jaw), the extremity of which is the chin.
  • The mouth, with the upper lip divided by the philtrum, sometimes reveals the teeth.

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/).

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