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|Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Jugular tubercle not visible, but hypoglossal canal is visible at lower left.)|
|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.)|
|Latin||tuberculum jugulare ossis occipitalis|
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.
- Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
- Diagram at wayne.edu
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