petrooccipital

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal

(pet'rō-ok-sip'i-tăl),
Denoting the cranial suture between the occipital bone and the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): petroccipital

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal

(pet'rō-ok-sip'i-tăl)
Denoting the cranial suture between the occipital bone and the petrous portion of the temporal.
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These are: (1) the Kerckring ossicle (ko), (2) posterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (pio), (3) anterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (aio), (4) sphenooccipital synchondrosis (sos), (5) petrooccipital fissure (pof) and (6) occipitomastoid suture (oms).
The petrooccipital suture began to fuse by the age of 7.
2,3,7] The lateral margins of the clivus are the petrooccipital fissures through which the inferior petrosal sinus empties into the jugular bulb.