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UNIT 2
Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body
7
Maxilla
(palatine process)
Hard
palate
Zygomatic bone
Incisive fossa
Median palatine suture
Intermaxillary suture
Infraorbital foramen
Maxilla
Sphenoid bone
(greater wing)
Foramen ovale
Foramen lacerum
Carotid canal
External acoustic meatus
Stylomastoid
foramen
Jugular foramen
Foramen magnum
Occipital condyle
Inferior nuchal line
Superior nuchal line
Occipital bone
Temporal bone
(zygomatic process)
Mandibular
fossa
Vomer
Styloid process
External occipital crest
External occipital
protuberance
(a) Inferior view of the skull (mandible removed)
Mastoid process
Temporal bone
(petrous part)
Basilar part of the
occipital bone
Parietal bone
Palatine bone
(horizontal plate)
Foramen spinosum
Hard palate
Mandibular
fossa
Mastoid
process
Zygomatic
arch
Foramen ovale
Foramen lacerum
Carotid canal
Styloid process
Jugular foramen
Occipital condyle
Foramen magnum
Superior nuchal
line
(b) Photo of inferior view of the skull
Foramen spinosum
Figure 7.6
Inferior aspect of the skull, mandible removed.
(For related images, see
A Brief Atlas of the Human Body
, Figure 4.)
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