Viscerocranium

The Viscerocranium

  • The viscerocranium is made up of several bones
    • 1x Maxilla
    • 2x Nasal
    • 2x Lacrimal
    • 2x Zygomatic
    • 1x Palatine
    • 1x Inferior concha (S+M in NC)
    • 1x Vomer
    • 1x Frontal bone (also part of the neurocranium but derived embryologically together with the viscerocranium)
  • These bones are also joined by sutures
      • NB the mandible is not technically part of the viscerocranium

       

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