Middle clinoid process

The anterior boundary of the sella turcica is completed by two small eminences, one on either side, called the middle clinoid processes. It is found lateral to the sella tursica.

Middle clinoid process
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Middle clinoid process labeled at upper left.)
Floor of the skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow. Middle clinoid process labeled at center left.)
Latinprocessus clinoideus medius
Anatomical terms of bone


Clinoid likely comes from the Greek root klinein or the Latin clinare, both meaning "sloped" as in "inclined."


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 147 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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