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face

face

/fās/

Noun

The front of the head from the forehead to the chin. It is divided into functional thirds. The upper one-third is made up of the lower portion of the frontal bone, supraorbital ridge, nasal glabellar region, and frontal sinuses. The middle third (midface) includes the orbits, nasal bone, zygomatic bones, maxillary sinuses, temporal bones, and basal bone of the maxilla. The basal bone of the mandible and the teeth-bearing bones of the maxilla and mandible compose the lower third of the face.