basilar part of occipital bone

(redirected from basilar process of occipital bone)

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.

bas·i·lar part of oc·cip·i·tal bone

(basi-lăr pahrt ok-sipi-tăl bōn) [TA]
Wedgelike portion of occipital bone that lies anterior to foramen magnum and joins with body of sphenoid bone.
Synonym(s): basilar process of occipital bone [TA]
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DISCUSSION: The basilar process of occipital bone is formed by fusion of the first three primitive vertebrae (or occipitoblasts), the most caudal of which is so-called occipital vertebra or pro-atlas.