noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
either of a pair of thick compound bones forming the part of the skull that encases the inner ear.
either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing
temporal bone n.
Either of a pair of compound bones forming the sides and base of the skull.
- Temporal database
database A database that can store and retrieve temporal data, that is, data which depends on time in some way. [More details? Examples?] (1996-05-25)
- Temporal fossa
temporal fossa n. The space on the side of the cranium bounded by the temporal lines and terminating below at the level of the zygomatic arch.
- Temporal gyrus
temporal gyrus n. A sagittal convolution on the inferolateral border of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum, separated from the middle temporal gyrus by the inferior temporal sulcus and including the fusiform gyrus; inferior temporal gyrus. A longitudinal gyrus on the lateral surface of the temporal lobe of the brain, between the superior and inferior […]
noun, Horology. 1. a unit of time used in the Roman and Ottoman empires that divided the daylight into an equal number of hours, resulting in long summer hours and short winter hours.