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The cranium of the skull comprises all of the bones of the skull except for the mandible.
The skull refers to all of the bones that comprise the head.
The calvaria refers to the cranium without the facial bones attached.
The calotte consists of the calvaria from which the base has been removed.
The splanchocranium refers to the facial bones of the skull.
The neurocranium refers only to the braincase of the skull.
Refers to the interior of the braincase.
Refers to the head and trunk (vertebrae, ribs and sternum) of the body.
The saw-like edge of a cranial bone that serves as joint between bones of the skull.
An opening or space between bones or within a bone.
An open area or sinus within a bone or formed by two or more bones.
A rounded enlargement or process possessing an artculating surface.
A narrow slit or gap.
A hole in a bone usually for the transmission of blood vessels and/or nerves.
A pit, depression, or concavity, on a bone, or formed from several bones.
A general term describing any marked projection or prominence.
Descriptive of a sharp, slender process.
A small process or bump, an eminence.
A large rounded process or eminence.
The imaginary plane that transects the the body along the mid-point into mirrored left and right sides.
A relative term meaning nearer the front of the body, in a biped it also means ventral.
A relative term meaning nearer the back of the body, in a biped it also means dorsal.
The relative term meaning below or of the lower portion of the body.
The relative term meaning nearer the top or of the upper portion of the body.
A relative term indicating a point nearer the trunk or axial skeleton, a point nearer the mid-sagittal plane.
A relative term indicating a point that lies farther from the trunk or away from the mid-sagittal plane.
The relative term indicating a point lying nearer the mid-sagittal plane.
The relative term indicating a point lying farther from the mid-sagittal plane or the midline of the body.
Areas nearer the tongue or oral cavity.
Areas nearer the lips or cheeks.