Middle clinoid process

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Middle clinoid process
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Middle clinoid process labeled at upper left.)
Floor of the skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow. Middle clinoid process labeled at center left.)
Latin processus clinoideus medius
Gray's p.147
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.


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.