Human skull - Definition

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Definition

Upper part of the skeleton, the human skull bone is a complex set, whose the main functions is to protect the brain. Strongest area of the human body, the skull is approximately 1/8th the weight of the body. It is based on the cervical spine, whose the vertebrae allow movements. The human skull consists of the cranium (or neurocranium) and the facial (or viscerocranium). The latter contains fourteen bones all having a specific function, the zygomatic, maxillary, etc..

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Original article published by . Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:36 AM by christelle.b.
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