Condyloid fossa

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Bone: Condyloid fossa
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Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Condyloid fossa visible but not labeled.)
Latin f. condylaris
Gray's subject #31 131
Dorlands
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Behind either condyle of the lateral parts of occipital bone is a depression, the condyloid fossa (or condylar fossa), which receives the posterior margin of the superior facet of the atlas when the head is bent backward; the floor of this fossa is sometimes perforated by the condyloid canal, through which an emissary vein passes from the transverse sinus.

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