subarcuate fossa

[ sŭb-ärkyōō-ĭt, -āt′ ]

n.

An irregular depression on the rear surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone, above and a little to the side of the internal ear.

Nearby words

  1. subaquatic,
  2. subaqueous,
  3. subarachnoid,
  4. subarachnoid space,
  5. subarctic,
  6. subarea,
  7. subarid,
  8. subassemble,
  9. subassembly,
  10. subastral


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