Sphenoidal lingula

Along the posterior part of the lateral margin of the carotid groove of the sphenoid bone, in the angle between the body and great wing, is a ridge of bone, called the lingula.

Sphenoidal lingula
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Lingula labeled at center right.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Lingula not labeled, but sphenoid bone is visible in yellow, and lingula would be near foramen lacerum.)
Anatomical terms of bone


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 148 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.

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