clivus

noun

cli·​vus ˈklī-vəs How to pronounce clivus (audio)
plural clivi -ˌvī How to pronounce clivus (audio)
: the smooth sloping surface on the upper posterior part of the body of the sphenoid bone supporting the pons and the basilar artery

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“Clivus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clivus. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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