Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cribra Orbitale

Pathological condition in which laminar bone in the orbital roof becomes porous; this results in an increase of cancellous bone and an increase in thickness of the orbital plate; the spaces within the cancellous bone are filled by a net of vascular tissue from the diploe to the region of the orbit. Aka usura orbitae, hyperostosis spongiosa orbitae, cribra orbitalia.

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