Jugular process

Infobox Bone
Name = Jugular process
Latin = p. jugularis ossis occipitalis
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Caption = Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Jugular process visible at lower left.)

Caption2 = Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Jugular process not labeled, but occipital bone is identified in blue at the bottom, and jugular process is at upper right of occipital bone.)
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In the lateral part of the occipital bone, extending lateralward from the posterior half of the condyle is a quadrilateral plate of bone, the jugular process, excavated in front by the jugular notch, which, in the articulated skull, forms the posterior part of the jugular foramen.

It serves as the insertion of the rectus capitus lateralis.


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