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(temp-er-ăl)

of or relating to the temple. t. arteritis see arteritis. t. artery a branch of the external carotid artery that supplies blood mainly to the temple and scalp. t. bone either of a pair of bones of the cranium. The squamous portion forms part of the side of the cranium. The petrous part contributes to the base of the skull and contains the middle and inner ears. See also skull. t. lobe one of the main divisions of the cerebral cortex in each hemisphere of the brain, lying at the side within the temple. Areas of the cortex in this lobe are concerned with the appreciation of sound and spoken language. t. lobe epilepsy see epilepsy.

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