The foramen rotundum is located within what bone? a. parietal b. frontal c. sphenoid d. occipital
The foramen rotundum is located within what bone?
The bones that compose the skull include eight bones, classified as the cranial bones. This group includes the frontal, temporal (x2), parietal (x2), occipital, sphenoid and ethmoid bones. The floor of the cranium is comprised of the cranial fossae, which are called the anterior, middle and posterior fossa. These large depressions function to receive parts of the brain and are the location of several foramen, which are openings that allow for the passage of structures like blood vessels and nerves.
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The foramen rotundum is located in the c. sphenoid bone.
The foramen rotundum is located in the middle cranial fossa, in the greater wing of the...
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fromChapter 17 / Lesson 15
In this lesson, learn about the eight cranial bones, their locations, and understand the cranium's function.