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Human Temporal Bone and Mandible

Image shows growth of both bones from the end of the embryonic period (week 8, GA week 10) through the fetal period of development (to 9 months).


Temporal Bone

Temporal styloid process growth can also be noted.

  • pointed piece of bone extending from the temporal bone just below the ear.
  • anchor point for several muscles associated with the tongue and larynx.

Mandible

  • develops beside the Meckel's cartilage template.
  • bone formation by intramembranous ossification.
  • at birth not completely ossified.
  • there is a sex difference in overall growth.


Links: Skull Development

Reference

Image Source: Prof Virginia Diewert


Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 20) Embryology Human fetal temporal bone and mandible 01.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Human_fetal_temporal_bone_and_mandible_01.jpg

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