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Medical Term:

petrooccipital fissure


a fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen; includes the jugular foramen (at its posterior end).

Synonym(s): fissura petrooccipitalisTA, Ecker fissure

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