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Latin frons
System Unknown, none
Artery supraorbital, supratrochlear
Vein supraorbital, frontal
Nerve frontal
MeSH Forehead
Dorlands/Elsevier f_16z/12379682

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes.


In modern humans it is roughly vertical, ending at the hairline where the head flattens out. Muscles of the forehead include the frontalis, which moves and contracts the forehead's scalp.


Historically, the word has rhymed with "horrid" RP: [ˈfɒɹɪd], General American: [ˈfɔɹɪd], but the spelling pronunciation RP: [ˈfɔːhɛd], GenAm: [ˈfɔɹhɛd] has become more common in recent years.

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ang:Forhēafod ar:جبهة br:Tal de:Stirn dv:ނިއްކުރި eo:Frunto gd:Bathais id:Dahi it:Fronte (anatomia) ln:Eboló nl:Voorhoofd simple:Forehead fi:Otsa tl:Noo uk:Чоло diq:Çare