temporal bone

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temporal bone

either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing
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temporal bone

[′tem·prəl ‚bōn]
(anatomy)
The bone forming a portion of the lateral aspect of the skull and part of the base of the cranium in vertebrates.
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