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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

/prom·on·to·ry/ (prom´on-tor″e) a projecting process or eminence.

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]

promontory

a projecting process or eminence.

middle ear promontory
a bulge in the medial wall of the middle ear overhanging the cochlea.
sacral promontory
in the midline of the ventral surface of the lumbosacral junction, a lip at the junction of the cranial extremity of the sacrum with its ventral surface, an easily recognized prominence of the roof of the pelvic cavity.
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