Jugular process

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Jugular process
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Human skull seen from below. Jugular process shown in red.
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Occipital bone. Inner surface. Jugular process shown in red.
Latin Processus jugularis ossis occipitalis
TA A02.1.04.020
FMA 75750
Anatomical terms of bone

In the lateral part of the occipital bone, extending lateralward from the posterior half of the condyle is a quadrilateral or triangular plate of bone, the jugular process, excavated in front by the jugular notch, which, in the articulated skull, forms the posterior part of the jugular foramen.

It serves as the insertion of the rectus capitus lateralis.

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Base of the skull, upper surface. Position of jugular process shown in red (parietal bones removed). 
Occipital bone. Jugular process shown in red. 
Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Jugular process visible at lower left.) 
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Jugular process not labeled, but occipital bone is identified in blue at the bottom, and jugular process is at upper right of occipital bone.) 
The anterior vertebral muscles. 


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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