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bas·i·lar part of oc·cip·i·tal bone[TA]
the wedgelike portion of the occipital bone that lies anterior to the foramen magnum and joins with the body of the sphenoid bone.
Synonym(s): basilar process of occipital bone [TA], pars basilaris ossis occipitalis [TA], basal part of occipital bone, basilar apophysis, basiocciput
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The basilar process of the occipital bone.
See also: apophysis
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