[fruhn-tl] /ˈfrʌn tl/
of, in, or at the front:
a frontal view; frontal attack.
Meteorology. of or relating to the division between dissimilar air masses:
frontal zone; frontal surface.
Ecclesiastical. a movable cover or hanging for the of an altar.
Anatomy. any of several parts in the frontal region, especially the .
of, at, or in the front
of or relating to the forehead: frontal artery
of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
(meteorol) of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passage: frontal rainfall
a decorative hanging for the front of an altar
See frontal lobe, frontal bone
another name for frontlet (sense 1)
1650s, of the forehead; 1971 with reference to the naked body; from Modern Latin frontalis, from front-, stem of frons “brow, forehead” (see front). Or in some cases probably from front (n.) + adjectival suffix -al (1).
frontal fron·tal (frŭn’tl)
[1980s+; fr up front]
- Frontal area
frontal area n. See frontal cortex.
- Frontal artery
frontal artery n. An artery with origin in the ophthalmic artery, with distribution to the anterior portion of the scalp, and with anastomoses to the branches of the supraorbital artery. Also called supratrochlear artery.
- Frontal axis
frontal axis n. A line running transversely through the center of the eyeball.
noun, Anatomy. 1. a broad membrane bone of the skull, forming the forehead and the upper portion of each orbit. noun 1. the bone forming the forehead and the upper parts of the orbits. It contains several air spaces frontal bone n. A cranial bone consisting of a vertical portion corresponding to the forehead and […]