|Anterior clinoid process|
Upper and posterior surfaces of sphenoid bone (anterior clinoid process visible at top left)
|Latin||Processus clinoideus anterior|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
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).
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".
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
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