Anterior clinoid process
In the sphenoid bone, the posterior border, smooth and rounded, is received into the lateral fissure of the brain; the medial end of this border forms the anterior clinoid process, which gives attachment to the tentorium cerebelli; it is sometimes joined to the middle clinoid process by a spicule of bone, and when this occurs the termination of the groove for the internal carotid artery is converted into a foramen (carotico-clinoid).
|Anterior clinoid process
Upper and posterior surfaces of sphenoid bone (anterior clinoid process visible at top left)
|Processus clinoideus anterior
|Anatomical terms of bone
The anterior and posterior clinoid processes surround the sella turcica like the four corners of a four poster bed. Cline is Greek for bed. –oid, as usual, indicates a similarity to. The term may also come from the Greek root klinein or the Latin clinare, both meaning "sloped" as in "inclined".
- Anterior clinoid process
See posterior clinoid process page for full information on this ligament.
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- Anatomy photo:22:os-0910 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center