The frontal bone or os frontis is a bone in the front of the human skull. The biggest part of the frontal bone is under the forehead. The name comes from the Latin word frons (meaning "forehead"). It bone is made up of three joined parts.
Position of the frontal bone (highlighted in green).
19th Century skull showing sword-blade trauma on frontal bone.
|Articulations||Twelve bones: the sphenoid, the ethmoid, the two parietals, the two nasals, the two maxillæ, the two lacrimals, and the two zygomatics|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The illustration below shows the browridges which protected the Neanderthal face.
- Gray's Anatomy (1918). (See infobox)