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3D - Zygomatic

Zygomaticotemporal foramen

Zygomaticotemporal foramen

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Foramen zygomaticotemporale, Foramen zygomaticotemporal


Description
This foramen opens onto the temporal surface of the bone near the base of the frontal process. It transmits the zygomaticotemporal vessels and nerve.
Etymology
Zygomatic comes from the Greek word zygon meaning yoke after its resemblance to a yoke placed on oxen. The term temporal arises from the Latin tempus meaning time. The word time was used for this region because it is typically on the sides of the skull where hair first becomes gray, showing the ravages of time. Foramen is the Latin term designating a hole-like opening. It is derived from the Latin forare meaning to bore or perforate.
Latin
Foramen zygomaticotemporale
French
Foramen zygomaticotemporal

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