cranial fossa anterior


cranial fossa anterior
f. cranii anterior.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cranial fossa — n any of the three large depressions in the posterior, middle, and anterior aspects of the floor of the cranial cavity: a) the posterior one that is the largest and deepest of the three and lodges the cerebrum, pons, and medulla oblongata called… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anterior cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Anterior cranial fossa is the top of the three indentations.) Latin fossa cranii anterior Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • anterior cranial fossa — n CRANIAL FOSSA (c) …   Medical dictionary

  • cranial fossa — noun : one of the three large depressions in the posterior, middle, and anterior aspects of the floor of the cranial cavity which lodge respectively the cerebellum and the temporal and frontal lobes of the two hemispheres of the cerebrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Middle cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Middle cranial fossa is the centermost of the three indentations, in pink and yellow.) Latin fossa cranii media Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Posterior cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. The Posterior cranial fossa is labeled in green. Latin fossa cranii posterior Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Cranial cavity — Body cavities Cranial cavity …   Wikipedia

  • Fossa — is the Latin word for ditch or trench . It can refer to one of the following:AnatomyIn anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, in general, in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • anterior fossa — n CRANIAL FOSSA (c) …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa cranii anterior — [TA] anterior cranial fossa: the anterior subdivision of the floor of the cranial cavity, supporting the frontal lobes of the brain, and composed of portions of three bones: the ethmoid, frontal, and sphenoid …   Medical dictionary


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