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cruciform eminence


Definition: bony crosslike elevation on the internal aspect of the squamous portion of the occipital bone formed by the intersection of the grooves for the transverse sinuses and the internal occipital crest, with the internal occipital protuberance at the center of the “cross.”

Synonym(s): eminentia cruciformisTA, cruciate eminence

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