Human skull seen from below. Jugular process shown in red.
Occipital bone. Inner surface. Jugular process shown in red.
|Latin||Processus jugularis ossis occipitalis|
|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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