jugular notch

noun

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a
: a notch in the inferior border of the occipital bone behind the jugular process that forms the posterior part of the jugular foramen
b
: a notch in the petrous portion of the temporal bone that corresponds to the jugular notch of the occipital bone and with it makes up the jugular foramen

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“Jugular notch.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jugular%20notch. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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