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basilar part of occipital bone


Definition: the wedgelike portion of the occipital bone that lies anterior to the foramen magnum and joins with the body of the sphenoid bone.

Synonym(s): basilar process of occipital boneTA, pars basilaris ossis occipitalisTA, basal part of occipital bone, basilar apophysis, basiocciput

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