Base of the skull (exterior view):
bony case of the brain of vertebrates.
Incisive foramen: cavity of the part of the jaw that contains
Median palatine suture: seam between the two halves of the palate.
Zygomatic process temporal: bony outgrowth of the cheek bone
on the temporal bone.
Palatine suture: seam joining the palate and the jaw.
Occipitomastoid suture: seam between the occipital bone and the
Condylar fossa: tube of the smooth, rounded rear surface of the
External occipital protuberance: bump on the external surface
of the occipital bone.
External occipital crest: serrate outgrowth of the occipital
bone, crossing it from top to bottom.
Occipital foramen: cavity in the occipital bone on the rear surface
of the skull.
Occipital condyle: smooth, rounded surface of the occipital bone.
Scaphoid fossa: shallow cavity of the scaphoid bone.
Greater palatine foramen: main cavity of the palate.
Malar or zygomatic bone: cheek bone.
Incisive suture: seam between the palate and the cavity of the
part of the jaw that contains the incisors.