Suprameatal spine

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.

Suprameatal spine
Latinspina suprameatica
Anatomical terms of bone


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 145 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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