tympanosquamous fissure

(redirected from squamotympanic fissure)

tym·pa·no·squa·mous fis·sure

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the fissure that separates the tympanic part of the temporal bone from the squamous part; it is continuous medially with the petrotympanic fissure and the petrosquamous fissure.
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They were located at the apex (medial end) of squamotympanic fissure.
Two foramina were located at the apex (medial end) of squamotympanic fissure and one on the anterior portion of the mandibular fossa.
Figure 3B shows a fused squamotympanic fissure in an almost six-year old child skull (burial number: MK-82-10).