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jugular tubercle of occipital bone


Definition: an oval elevation on the cerebral surface of the junction of the lateral and basal parts of the occipital bone, on either side of the foramen magnum medial to the lower border and anterosuperior to the opening of the hypoglossal canal.

Synonym(s): tuberculum jugulare ossis occipitalisTA

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