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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness.

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  • The orbits are normal, the petrous bones are normal and the mastoid areas are normal and cellular.
  • 121 The inner projection of the temporal bone is known as the petrous process.
  • In man the internal ear (enclosed in the densest bone of the skull, named, from its density, "petrous") is a very complex organ.
  • On its inner side is a small air chamber in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, called the cavity of the tympanum. for more
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