Jugular tubercle

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Jugular tubercle
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Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Jugular tubercle not visible, but hypoglossal canal is visible at lower left.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Jugular tubercle not visible, but occipital bone is identified at bottom in blue, and jugular tubercle is to right of foramen magnum.)
Details
Latin tuberculum jugulare ossis occipitalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.131
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_21/12828932
Anatomical terms of bone

The upper surface of the lateral parts of occipital bone presents an oval eminence, the jugular tubercle, which overlies the hypoglossal canal and is sometimes crossed by an oblique groove for the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.