jugular fossa


An oval depression near the rear border of the petrous portion of the temporal bone in which the beginning of the internal jugular vein lies.

Nearby words

  1. juglandaceous,
  2. jugoslav,
  3. jugoslavia,
  4. jugular,
  5. jugular foramen,
  6. jugular ganglion,
  7. jugular gland,
  8. jugular nerve,
  9. jugular pulse,
  10. jugular vein

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