1. A downward sloping surface. 2. [TA] The sloping surface from the dorsum sellae to the foramen magnum composed of part of the body of the sphenoid and part of the basal part of the occipital bone. SYN: Blumenbach c.. [L. slope]
- Blumenbach c. SYN: c. (2).
- c. ocularis the sloping walls of the fovea leading to the foveola.

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cli·vus 'klī-vəs n, pl cli·vi -.vī the smooth sloping surface on the upper posterior part of the body of the sphenoid bone supporting the pons and the basilar artery

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(in anatomy) a surface that slopes, as in part of the sphenoid bone.

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cli·vus (kliґvəs) [L. “slope”] [TA] a bony surface in the posterior cranial fossa, sloping superiorly from the foramen magnum to the dorsum sellae, the inferior part being formed by a portion of the basilar part of the occipital bone and the superior part by a surface of the body of the sphenoid bone. clival adj

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