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clinoid process


Definition: one of three pairs (anterior, middle, and posterior) of bony projections from the sphenoid bone; the anterior and posterior pairs of which surround the hypophysial fossa like bedposts.

Synonym(s): processus clinoideusTA, clinoid2

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