Supramastoid crest

supramastoid crest su·pra·mas·toid crest (sōō’prə-mās’toid’)
The ridge that forms the posterior root of the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.


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  • Supramaxillary

    /ˌsuːprəmækˈsɪlərɪ/ adjective 1. of or relating to the upper jaw supramaxillary su·pra·max·il·lar·y (sōō’prə-māk’sə-lěr’ē) adj. Of or relating to the upper jaw. Located above the upper jaw.

  • Suprameatal triangle

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  • Supramentale

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