A subdivision of the head that has as parts the layers deep to the surface of the anterior surface, including the mouth, eyes, and nose (when present). In vertebrates, this includes the facial skeleton and structures superficial to the facial skeleton (cheeks, mouth, eyeballs, skin of face, etc). [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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development notes

The face develops from outward growth of tissue located rostral to the cranium & pharynx. The lower jaw and most of the upper jaw are formed by growth of the first pharyngeal (branchial) arch. The upper incisor region and the nose and forehead (frontal region) are formed from tissue located rostral to the neural tube (frontonasal prominence)

external definition

Subdivision of head which consists of the viscerocranium and all layers superficial to it. Examples: There is only one face.
The area that extends from the median ocellus to the oral foramen[HAO].

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