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.
LatinProcessus 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 capitis lateralis.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 131 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.