Blumenbach clivus


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cli·vus

, pl.

cli·vi

(klī'vŭs, -vē), [TA]
1. A downward sloping surface.
2. The sloping surface from the dorsum sellae to the foramen magnum composed of part of the body of the sphenoid and part of the basal part of the occipital bone. Synonym(s): Blumenbach clivus
[L. slope]
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Blumenbach clivus

(bloom′ĕn-bok″)
[Johann F. Blumenbach, Ger. physiologist and anthropologist, 1752–1840]
The sloping part of the sphenoid bone behind the posterior clinoid processes.
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Blumenbach,

Johann Friedrich, German physiologist, 1752-1840.
Blumenbach clivus - the sloping surface from the dorsum sellae to the foramen magnum. Synonym(s): clivus
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