Middle clinoid process
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|Middle clinoid process|
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Middle clinoid process labeled at upper left.)
Floor of the skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow. Middle clinoid process labeled at center left.)
|Latin||processus clinoideus medius|
|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.
Clinoid likely comes from the Greek root klinein or the Latin clinare, both meaning "sloped" as in "inclined."
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