Anterior clinoid process

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Bone: Anterior clinoid process
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Sphenoid bone. Upper and posterior surfaces. (Anterior clinoid process visible at top left.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Label for anterior clinoid process visible at center left. Sphenoid bone is yellow.)
Latin p. clinoideus anterior
Gray's subject #35 151
Dorlands
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In the sphenoid bone, the posterior border, smooth and rounded, is received into the lateral fissure of the brain; the medial end of this border forms the anterior clinoid process, which gives attachment to the tentorium cerebelli; it is sometimes joined to the middle clinoid process by a spicule of bone, and when this occurs the termination of the groove for the internal carotid artery is converted into a foramen (carotico-clinoid).

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