Middle clinoid process

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Middle clinoid process
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Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Middle clinoid process labeled at upper left.)
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Floor of the skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow. Middle clinoid process labeled at center left.)
Details
Identifiers
Latin processus clinoideus medius
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_34/12667369
TA A02.1.05.008
FMA 54700
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.

Etymology[edit]

Clinoid likely comes from the Greek root klinein or the Latin clinare, both meaning "sloped" as in "inclined."

References[edit]

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