Sphenopetrosal fissure

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Sphenopetrosal fissure
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenopetrosal suture is the suture between the sphenoid bone, in yellow, and the temporal bone, in pink. "Petrous portion of temporal" is labeled right above the crest at the bottom of the pink region.)
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Left zygomatic bone in situ.
Details
Latin Fissura sphenopetrosa,
sutura sphenopetrosa
Identifiers
Gray's p.190
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_08/12365697
Anatomical terminology

The sphenopetrosal fissure (or sphenopetrosal suture) is the cranial suture between the sphenoid bone and the petrous portion of the temporal bone.

It is in the middle cranial fossa.

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