Definition of temporal bone in English:

temporal bone

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  • Either of a pair of bones which form part of the side of the skull on each side and enclose the middle and inner ear.
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    • 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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