transverse sinus

noun

Medical Definition of transverse sinus

: either of two large venous sinuses of the cranium that begin at the bony protuberance on the middle of the inner surface of the occipital bone at the intersection of its bony ridges and that terminate at the jugular foramen on either side to become the internal jugular vein

called also lateral sinus

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“Transverse sinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transverse%20sinus. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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