squamosal bone


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squamosal bone

[skwə′mō·səl ‚bōn]
(anatomy)
The part of the temporal bone in man corresponding with the squamosal bone in lower vertebrates.
(vertebrate zoology)
A membrane bone lying external and dorsal to the auditory capsule of many vertebrate skulls.
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Squamosal--Temporal spines of the squamosal bone increase in length from anterior to posterior in most species of Phrynosoma (Presch, 1969), and P.
Instead, the team found that the squamosal bone, which forms part of the frill, was injured 10 times more frequently in Triceratops than in Centrosaurus.
We also recovered a single vestimentiferan tubeworm growing near the squamosal bone of the whale skeleton [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].