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  1. The clivus is a part of the cranium, a shallow depression behind the dorsum sellæ that slopes obliquely backward. It forms a gradual sloping process at the anterior most portion of the basilar occipital bone at its junction with the sphenoid bone. On axial planes, it sits just posterior to the sphenoid sinuses. Just lateral to the clivus bilaterally is the foramen lacerum, proximal to its anastamosis with the Circle of Willis. Posterior to the clivus is the basilar artery.
  2. Clivus: The sloping surface from the dorsum sellae to the foramen magnum composed of part of the body of the sphenoid and part of the basal part of the occipital bone.

Phrases with Clivus

  1. Indocladius Clivus
  2. Pityophthorus Clivus
  3. Species Pityophthorus Clivus

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Google previewThe Topography and Antiquities of Rome (1831)

Including Recent Discoveries Made about the Forum and the Via Sacra by Richard Burgess

For the classical appellation we are indebted to an inscription discovered on the road, which, from its sloping position, is called Clivus ; but other account of this we have not.

Google previewAtlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery (2012)

by James N. Palmer, Alexander G. Chiu

Septal cartilage Choana Choana Step 7: Reduce the Floor of the Sphenoid Sinus and Begin Drilling the Superior Clivus - Reducing the floor of the sphenoid sinus and drilling the superior clivus is an important step for exposure of the superior ...

Google previewGray's Basic Anatomy (2016)

by Richard Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W. M. Mitchell

The clivus is a slope of bone that extends upward from the foramen magnum. It is formed by contributions from the body of the sphenoid and from the basilar part of the occipital bone. Laterally the anterior boundaries of the posterior cranial ...

Google previewOral Radiology - E-Book (2014)

Principles and Interpretation by Stuart C. White, Michael J. Pharoah

The clivus is a triangular bone formed by the union of the basisphenoid and basiocciput bones and extends posteriorly and caudally from the sella turcica. The union between these bones—the sphenooccipital synchondrosis—is completed by ...

Google previewNew Trends in Management of Cerebro-Vascular Malformations (2012)

Proceedings of the International Conference Verona, Italy, June 8–12, 1992 by Alberto Pasqualin, Renato Da Pian

Preservation of the dura over the posterior aspect of the dorsum sellae and over the clivus is a good safeguard (though not 100% reliable) for the aneurysm, especially if a jump of the drill should unexpectedly occur. The best way to Fig. 1.

Google previewGray's Anatomy (2015)

The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice by Susan Standring

The clivus is a sloping surface that extends from the sella turcica to the foramen magnum, and is formed successively by the dorsum sellae, the posterior part of the body of the sphenoid and the basilar (clival) part of the occipital bone.

Google previewA New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (1992)

by L. Richardson, jr

CLIVUS PALATINUS count of this incident, from which it appears that the Vicus Cuprius must be the street leading from the north corner of the Basilica Constantini to Piazza di S. Pietro in Vincoli following the line of Via di S. Pietro in Vincoli ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution (2015)

by Bernard Wood

nasoalveolar clivus The bone surface between the inferior margin of the anterior nasal (aka piriform) aperture and the alveolar process. In modern humans and most pre-modern Homo a distinct sill separates the nasal ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (2015)

by Samuel Ball Platner

I24 CLIVUS ORBIUS—CLIVUS RUTARIUS xxxviii. 28; Ov. Fast. vi. 191-2). This via Tecta is to be distinguished from the via Tecta in the campus Martius. CLIvU's ORBIUs (URBIUs): the earliest name of a street that led up the Carinae to the top ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

nasoalveolar clivus The bone between the inferior margin of the nasal, or piriform, aperture and the alveolar process in the region of the upper incisors. The clivus can be flat, concave, or convex, and vertical or inclined.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Energy-efficient Building Design (1977)

391 Practical Case Studies by Kaiman Lee


Google previewLexicon Antiquitatum Romanarum, in quo Ritus et Antiquitates cum Græcis ac Romanis communes, tum Romanis peculiares ... exponuntur (1719)

by Samuel Pitiscus

1, Clivus Publicius ab Ædilibas plebis Publiciis ,Tqui eum publicè ædificarumt. Accuratior hic Feftus: Publicius clivus appellatur, quem duo fratres L. & A4. Publicii /Malleoli AEdiles Curules pecuariis comtinuum vehicula Velia venire poffemt.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

clivus. n. (in anatomy) a surface that slopes, as in part of the sphenoid bone. CLO . Campylobacterlike organism: the original (now obsolete) term for *Helicobacter pylori, still widely used as the commercial name for one of the mucosal urease ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

A New and Complete Dictionary ... by William Alexander Newman Dorland

kXitIk slope, clivus]. The midpoint of the ...

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