paramastoid process

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par·a·mas·toid pro·cess

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an occasional process of bone extending downward from the jugular process of the occipital bone in humans.
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The paroccipital process is formed by ossification of the cristaparotica.
Selected cranial measurements for the female Hoplomys from Colon is compared with two female specimens (AMNH) from Vijagua, Matagalpa, Nicaragua: greatest length of skull, 60.1; 62.1, ____; zygomatic breadth, 27.0, 28.7, 28.4; postorbital breadth, 13.5, 14.0, 13.3; breadth across braincase, 22.3, 23.6, 22.3; greatest breadth of nasals, 5.8, 6.0, ____; length of upper molar row, 8.5, 9.0, 9.3; breadth across paroccipital processes, 21.4, 20.5, 20.9.