sella turcica

noun
sella tur·​ci·​ca | \ -ˈtər-ki-kə, -si- \
plural sellae turcicae\ -​ki-​ˌkī , -​si-​ˌsē \

Medical Definition of sella turcica 

: a depression in the middle line of the upper surface of the sphenoid bone in which the pituitary gland is lodged

Learn More about sella turcica

Share sella turcica

Dictionary Entries near sella turcica

self-treatment

sella

sellar

sella turcica

selves

SEM

semantic aphasia

Comments on sella turcica

What made you want to look up sella turcica? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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