jugular fossa

jugular fossa
jugular fossa n a depression on the basilar surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone that contains a dilation of the internal jugular vein

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fossa jugularis [TA] a prominent depression on the inferior surface of the petrous part of the temporal bone, forming the major part of the jugular notch; it forms the anterior and lateral wall of the jugular foramen and lodges the superior bulb of the internal jugular vein.

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  • Jugular fossa — Infobox Bone Name = Jugular fossa Latin = fossa jugularis ossis temporalis GraySubject = 34 GrayPage = 144 Caption = Base of the skull. Inferior surface. Jugular fossa labeled in purple near center. Caption2 = View of the inner wall of the… …   Wikipedia

  • jugular fossa — noun : a depression on the basilar surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone …   Useful english dictionary

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  • jugular foramen — n a large irregular opening from the posterior cranial fossa that is bounded anteriorly by the petrous part of the temporal bone and posteriorly by the jugular notch of the occipital bone and that transmits the inferior petrosal sinus, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

  • jugular foramen — noun : a large irregular opening from the posterior cranial fossa that is bounded anteriorly by the petrous part of the temporal bone and posteriorly by the jugular notch of the occipital and that transmits the inferior petrosal sinus, the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mandibular fossa — Bone: Mandibular fossa Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Mandibular fossa labeled at left, third from the top.) …   Wikipedia

  • Condyloid fossa — Bone: Condyloid fossa Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Condyloid fossa visible but not labeled.) Latin f. condylaris Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Posterior cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. The Posterior cranial fossa is labeled in green. Latin fossa cranii posterior Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Middle cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Middle cranial fossa is the centermost of the three indentations, in pink and yellow.) Latin fossa cranii media Gray s …   Wikipedia

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