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Frontal tuber

Other Terms: Frontal eminence, Tuber frontale, Eminentia frontalis, Bosse frontale

Description

These protuberances, of the convex external surface, sit approximately three centimeters above the midline of the superior margin of each orbit, marking the gradual bend of the forehead posteriorly.

Etymology

Frontal comes from the Latin words frons meaning front and frontis referring to the forehead or brow. The word was used to denote anterior or a relation to the forehead or brow. Tuber is Latin meaning a lump.

Latin

Tuber frontale

Latin

Eminentia frontalis

French

Bosse frontale

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