frontal sinus

Pronunciation: (FRUN-tul SY-nus)

A type of paranasal sinus (a hollow space in the bones around the nose). There are two, large frontal sinuses in the frontal bone, which forms the lower part of the forehead and reaches over the eye sockets and eyebrows. The frontal sinuses are lined with cells that make mucus to keep the nose from drying out.

Definition from:

Anatomy of the paranasal sinuses (spaces between the bones around the nose).Anatomía de los senos paranasales (espacios entre los huesos que rodean la nariz).2008-01-09 Date last modified: 2012-04-30