- Middle clinoid process
Bone: 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 Gray's subject #35 147
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."
Bones of head and neck: the neurocranium of the skull (TA A02.1.01–07, GA 2.129–155) OccipitalOther Parietal Frontal Temporal SphenoidSurfacesOther EthmoidPlatesSurfaces
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