Either of a pair of bones that form part of the side of the skull on each side and enclose the middle and inner ear.
- Lying beyond the eardrum is the middle ear, a tiny air-filled cavity in the temporal bone.
- A scan showed a soft-tissue mass in the right temporal bone.
- The facial nerve may have an unusual course through the temporal bone.
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Syllabification: tem·po·ral bone
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