cranial fossa middle

f. cranii media.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Middle cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Middle cranial fossa is the centermost of the three indentations, in pink and yellow.) Latin fossa cranii media Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • cranial fossa — n any of the three large depressions in the posterior, middle, and anterior aspects of the floor of the cranial cavity: a) the posterior one that is the largest and deepest of the three and lodges the cerebrum, pons, and medulla oblongata called… …   Medical dictionary

  • middle cranial fossa — n CRANIAL FOSSA (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • cranial fossa — noun : one of the three large depressions in the posterior, middle, and anterior aspects of the floor of the cranial cavity which lodge respectively the cerebellum and the temporal and frontal lobes of the two hemispheres of the cerebrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anterior cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Anterior cranial fossa is the top of the three indentations.) Latin fossa cranii anterior Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Posterior cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. The Posterior cranial fossa is labeled in green. Latin fossa cranii posterior Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Cranial cavity — Body cavities Cranial cavity …   Wikipedia

  • Fossa — is the Latin word for ditch or trench . It can refer to one of the following:AnatomyIn anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, in general, in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • middle fossa — n CRANIAL FOSSA (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa cranii media — [TA] middle cranial fossa: the middle subdivision of the floor of the cranial cavity, supporting the temporal lobes of the brain and the pituitary gland; it is composed of the body and greater wings of the sphenoid bone and the squamous and… …   Medical dictionary

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