Skull

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 1 Dec 2021

The skull (TA: cranium) consists of 22 bones, excluding the three ossicles in each middle ear. All of the bones of the skull, except for the mandible, are connected to each other by sutures (fibrous joints) and are thus immobile. These 21 bones form the cranium, and are further subdivided into:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Gray's illustration
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