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promontory

 [prom´on-tor″e]
a projecting process or eminence.

prom·on·to·ry

(prom'on-tō'rē), [TA]
An eminence or projection; a projection of a part.
Synonym(s): promontorium [TA]
[L. promontorium]

promontory

(prŏm′ən-tôr′ē)
n. pl. promonto·ries
1. A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland.
2. Anatomy A projecting part.

prom·on·to·ry

(prom'ŏn-tōr'ē) [TA]
An eminence or projection.
[L. promontorium]
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Below the level of the aortic bifurcation, the left common iliac vein crosses the sacral promontorium from right to left.
After cutting the vesicouterine pouch (between the dome of the bladder and the anterior part of the uterus) and with posterior traction of uterus towards the promontorium, this field can be opened easily.
(d) The distance from the insertion point of the TASS toward the promontorium and anterior wall of the S1 vertebra was measured in two planes and at three different angles (10[degrees], 0[degrees], and -10[degrees]).
They occur in some of the most intriguing parts of the planet: Tithonius Lacus, which encompasses features now designated Tithonium Chasma and Noctis Labyrinthus, often brims with morning mists and ice fogs, while Edom Promontorium lies in Meridiani Planum, where NASA's Opportunity rover landed in January 2004.
Watson (1926: 22-3, 36), noting the variants Taezali and Texali, placed the people in Aberdeenshire, so that Taexalorum Promontorium would be Scotland's north-eastern tip at Kinnairds Head (NJ 9967), by Fraserburgh.
Whenever these regions are nearly centered on the disk, the Earth-Sun geometry is favorable for catching a mirror-like glint of sunlight reflecting off patches of frost or ice on the Martian surface, like those seen two years ago at Edom Promontorium (S&T: September 2001, page 112).
* Two years ago, skilled observers led by Thomas Dobbins detected specular reflections of sunlight off ground frost near Edom Promontorium (S&T: September 2001, page 112).
Based on this theory, Dobbins and Sheehan predicted when flares seen in the Edom Promontorium region might occur again.
I remained glued to the eyepiece of my 6-inch f/6 homebuilt Newtonian, staring transfixed at Edom Promontorium as it repeatedly pulsed for about an hour beginning around 6:35 UT.
At 13:15 UT on July 1, 1954, Saheki saw another flare, this time at Edom Promontorium, a bright elliptical feature tucked in the nook formed by the junction of Sibaeus Sinus and Sinus Meridiani.
Two capes jut into this bay--Promontorium Lavinium from the south and Promontorium Olivium from the north.
Details of scalloped cliff edges were visible at the feet of Promontorium Laplace and Promontorium Heraclides that jut into the mare from the ends of the Montes Jura range.