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
Latin processus clinoideus medius
Identifiers
Gray's p.147
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_34/12667369
Anatomical terms of bone

The anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes.

Etymology[edit]

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

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