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temple

 [tem´p'l]
the lateral region on either side of the head, above the zygomatic arch.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tem·ple

(tem'pĕl),
1. The area of the temporal fossa on the side of the head above the zygomatic arch.
2. The part of a spectacle frame passing from the rim backward over the ear.
[L. tempus (tempor-), time, temple]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

temple

(tĕm′pəl)
n.
1. The flat region on either side of the forehead.
2. Either of the sidepieces of a frame for eyeglasses that extends along the temple and over the ear.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

tem·ple

(tem'pĕl)
1. The area of the temporal fossa on the side of the head above the zygomatic arch.
2. The part of a spectacle frame passing from the rim backward over the ear.
[L. tempus (tempor-), time, temple]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

temple 

1. See side of a spectacle frame.
2. The lateral area of the human head between the outer canthi and the ears and above the zygomatic arch.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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