Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anatomy, relating to the temples; temporal: as, the crotaphite depression of the skull, the temporal fossa; the crotaphite muscle, the temporalis.
  • noun A temporal muscle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The temple or temporal fossa. Also used adjectively.

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  • noun anatomy The temple or temporal fossa.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κρόταφος ("the side of the forehead") + -ite.

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