squamosal


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to squamosal: squamosal bone

squa·mo·sal

(skwā-mō'săl),
Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone.

squamosal

(skwə-mō′səl, -zəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the thin, platelike part of the human temporal bone or to a corresponding part in other vertebrates.
n.
A squamosal bone.

squa·mo·sal

(skwā-mō'săl)
Relating especially to the squamous part of the temporal bone.

squamosal

either of the paired bones which occur on each side of the skull of vertebrates. In mammals they take part in the zygomatic arch, and the lower jaw articulates with the squamosals.
References in periodicals archive ?
Position of dorsal rim of auditory meatus--approaches squamosal suture to within width of auditory meatus (1); separated from it by at least the width of the meatus (2).
vitae and the other derived brachauchenines are distinguished from this basal polytomy by the absence of a postorbital-squamosal contact [42.1], the squamosal anterior extension significantly posterior to the postorbital bar [57.1], the parasphenoid terminating just anterior to the basisphenoid-basioccipital contact [84.1], the absence of foramina between the maxilla and the vomer, anterior to the internal naris [90.0]; four premaxillary teeth [131.0]; teeth with a rounded or sub-rounded cross-section [139.0]; and the presence of 15 or fewer cervical vertebrae [152.0].
The squamosal region (the squamosum--S) is limited laterodorsally by the superior temporal crest (CTS--Figures.
The squamosal region is projected rostrally and forms the squamosal process (PrEs) (Fig.
Some parietomastoid sutures bifurcate into two branches before they join the squamosal sutures.
In cases of an intact and mobile ossicular assembly and no evidence of squamosal disease, patients were subjected to randomization to either the cartilage group or the fascia (control) group.
Copious mucopurulent otorrhea is usually a feature of active mucosal CSOM, whereas scanty, foul-smelling, and sometimes sanguineous varieties are seen in active squamosal CSOM (cholesteatoma).
The posterior of the parietal and the majority of the squamosal are not preserved, and the pineal foramen cannot be identified.
adductor mandibulae externus caudalis medialis (Amecm) (Figure 2) are rostrally oriented taking origin from the lateroventral portion of the squamosal region.
Prasad, Isolation and antimicrobial evaluation of isomeric hydroxy ketones in leaf cuticular waxes of Annona squamosal, Phytochem.
Among the fossils identified were several fragmentary cranial bones: frontal, parietal, right postorbital, left squamosal, right prefrontal, left quadrate, left jugal, left quadratojugal, left lacrimal and several undetermined fragments; left mandible and a fragment of the right, and one isolated tooth; and postcranial bones: 2 paravertebral osteoderms from the nuchal region, 16 paravertebral osteoderms from the trunk region, 22 ventral osteoderms and 16 appendicular osteoderms; 3 cervical and 7 dorsal vertebrae; 2 cervical and 6 thoracic ribs; left coracoid, left and right ulnae, left and right radii, left and fragmentary right ulnare, left radiale, 4 metacarpals and 1 phalanx.
Lesions vii and viii, located midway between the sagittal and squamosal sutures, are sharply defined contact points, which compromised the ectocranial table.