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1

What are the five views of the skull called?

norma verticalis, norma frontalis, norma occipitalis, norma lateralis, norma basalis

2

What is the diamond shaped remnant of the developing membrane bone at the intersection of the frontal bone with both parietal bones?

the anterior fontanelle

3

What is the posterior fontanelle?

the diamond shaped remnant of developing membrane bone at the intersection of the occipital bone with both parietal bones

4

What is the diamond shaped remnant of developing membrane bone at the intersection of the occipital bone with both parietal bones?

the posterior fontanelle

5

What is the name given to the outline of the nasal cavity at the front of the skull?

piriform aperture

6

What is the name given to the alveolar jugum to the canine tooth in the maxilla?

canine eminence

7

What forms a bullet-like chin?

a large mental protuberance

8

What forms an indented chin?

well developed bilateral mental tubercles and a slight mental protuberance

9

What is the tip of the external occipital protuberance called?

the inion

10

What bones form the pterion?

parietal, temporal, sphenoid and frontal bones

11

What points on the skull are used to measure the skull size?

the nasion, vertex, inion and gnathion

12

What points on the skull are used to measure cranial vault capacity?

the nasion, vertex and inion

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