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frontal

 [frun´t'l]
1. pertaining to the forehead.
2. denoting a longitudinal plane passing through the body from side to side, and dividing it into front and back parts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fron·tal

(frŏn'tăl), [TA]
1. In front; relating to the anterior part of a body.
2. Referring to the frontal (coronal) plane or to the frontal bone or forehead.
Synonym(s): frontalis [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

frontal

(frŭn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: a frontal attack.
2. Anatomy
a. Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.
b. Of or relating to the frontal plane.
3. Of or relating to a meteorological front.

fron′tal·ly adv.
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frontal

adjective
(1) Referring to the fore part of the body or the brain.
(2) The English translation of the Latin, frontalis.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

fron·tal

(frŏn'tăl) [TA]
1. In front; relating to the anterior part of a body.
2. Referring to the frontal (coronal) plane or to the frontal bone or forehead.
Synonym(s): frontalis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

frontal

Pertaining to the forehead or to the FRONTAL BONE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

fron·tal

(frŏn'tăl) [TA]
1. In front; relating to the anterior part of a body.
2. Referring to the frontal plane or the frontal bone or forehead.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Measurements are limited to length, breadth, and curvature of the frontal bone.
Our test examines the shape of the frontal bone using canonical variates analysis on three variables.
It has been suggested by Thorne (1975) that Kow Swamp 2 is likely a much younger burial than the other Kow Swamp remains, and the results of this test do indicate a frontal bone shape in that specimen that is more similar to the modern crania and differs strongly from the other ancient Australians.
The results of this study demonstrate some morphological similarities between the Aitape frontal and other broadly contemporaneous individuals from Sahul.