Middle clinoid process

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Middle clinoid process
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Middle clinoid process labeled at upper left.)
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Floor of the skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow. Middle clinoid process labeled at center left.)
Details
Identifiers
Latin processus clinoideus medius
TA A02.1.05.008
FMA 54700
Anatomical terms of bone
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The anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes. It is found lateral to the sella tursica.

Etymology

Clinoid likely comes from the Greek root klinein or the Latin clinare, both meaning "sloped" as in "inclined."

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 147 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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