What is the name of the bone in the forehead?

1 Answer
Feb 28, 2016

Frontal Bone


In the human skull, the bone in the forehead is called the frontal bone. It is formed by three portions: (1) squamous part, (2) orbital part, and (3) nasal part. The squamous part makes up the bony part of the forehead, the orbital part is a part of the bony orbital cavity that holds the eye while the nasal part is a part of the bony portion of the nose.

A labeled image (from Encyclopaedia Britannica) of the human skull can be seen below.

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