Suprameatal spine

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Suprameatal spine
Latin spina suprameatica
TA A02.1.06.070
FMA 54961
Anatomical terms of bone

The inner end of the external acoustic meatus is closed, in the recent state, by the tympanic membrane; the upper limit of its outer orifice is formed by the posterior root of the zygomatic process, immediately below which there is sometimes seen a small spine, the suprameatal spine also called the spine of Henle, situated at the upper and posterior part of the orifice.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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