jugular fossa

noun

Medical Definition of jugular fossa

: a depression on the basilar surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone that contains a dilation of the internal jugular vein

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“Jugular fossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jugular%20fossa. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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