jugular fossa

noun

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

Dictionary Entries Near jugular fossa

Cite this Entry

“Jugular fossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jugular%20fossa. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!