eminence

A circumscribed area raised above the general level of the surrounding surface, particularly on a bone surface. SYN: eminentia [TA]. [L. eminentia]
- abducens e. SYN: facial colliculus.
- arcuate e. [TA] a prominence on the anterior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone indicating the position of the superior semicircular canal. SYN: eminentia arcuata [TA].
- articular e. of temporal bone SYN: articular tubercle of temporal bone.
- canine e. an elevation on the maxilla corresponding to the socket of the canine tooth. SYN: canine prominence.
- collateral e. [TA] a longitudinal elevation of the floor of the collateral trigone of the lateral ventricle of the brain, between the hippocampus and the calcar avis, caused by the proximity of the floor of the collateral fissure. SYN: eminentia collateralis [TA].
- e. of concha [TA] the prominence on the cranial surface of the auricle corresponding to the concha. SYN: eminentia conchae [TA], apophysis conchae.
- cruciate e. SYN: cruciform e..
- cruciform e. [TA] bony cross-like elevation on the internal aspect of the squamous portion of the occipital bone formed by the intersection of the groove for the transverse sinuses and the internal occipital crest, with the internal occipital protuberance at the center of the “cross.” SYN: eminentia cruciformis [TA], cruciate e..
- deltoid e. SYN: deltoid tuberosity (of humerus).
- Doyère e. the slightly elevated area of the striated muscle fiber's surface that corresponds to the site of the motor endplate.
- facial e. SYN: facial colliculus.
- forebrain e. SYN: frontonasal prominence.
- frontal e. frontal tuber.
- genital e. in very young embryos, the vaguely outlined median elevation immediately cephalic to the proctodeum; its central part develops into the genital tubercle.
- hypobranchial e. a median elevation in the floor of the embryonic pharynx caudal to the tuberculum impar; it merges laterally with the ventral part of the second and third branchial arches, and in later development is incorporated in the root of the tongue. SYN: copula linguae, His copula.
- hypoglossal e. SYN: hypoglossal trigone.
- hypothenar e. [TA] the fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm. SYN: hypothenar (1) [TA], eminentia hypothena′ris, antithenar, hypothenar prominence.
- ileocecal e. SYN: ileal papilla.
- iliopectineal e. SYN: iliopubic e..
- iliopubic e. [TA] a rounded elevation on the superior surface of the hip bone at the junction of the ilium and the superior ramus of the pubis. SYN: eminentia iliopubica [TA], iliopectineal e..
- intercondylar e. [TA] an elevation on the proximal extremity of the tibia between the two articular surfaces. SYN: eminentia intercondylaris [TA], eminentia intercondyloidea, intercondyloid e., spinous process of tibia.
- intercondyloid e. SYN: intercondylar e..
- maxillary e. SYN: maxillary tuberosity.
- medial e. term originally used to describe a longitudinal elevation of the rhomboid fossa extending throughout the length of the rhombencephalon and made up of named elevations such as the facial colliculus and the hypoglossal and vagal trigones; now used to describe only the medial elevation in the floor of fourth ventricle immediately rostral to the facial colliculus, the other elevations being separately named. SYN: eminentia medialis, eminentia teres, funiculus teres, round e..
- median e. [TA] the slightly prominent lower segment of the infundibulum of the hypothalamus, immediately proximal to the hypophysial stalk; the region is characterized by the capillary tufts of the infundibular arteries, from which the hypothalamohypophysial portal system of veins arises. SYN: eminentia mediana.
- olivary e. SYN: oliva.
- omental e. of pancreas [TA] a bulge on the anterior surface of the body of the pancreas to the left of the superior mesenteric vessels. SYN: tuber omentale pancreatis [TA], omental tuber.
- orbital e. of zygomatic bone SYN: orbital tubercle (of zygomatic bone).
- parietal e. parietal tuber.
- radial e. of wrist a rather large flat e. on the radial side of the palmar aspect of the wrist, due to the tuberosity of scaphoid and the ridge on the trapezium. SYN: eminentia carpi radialis.
- restiform e. SYN: restiform body.
- round e. SYN: medial e..
- e. of scapha [TA] the prominence on the cranial surface of the auricle corresponding to the scapha. SYN: eminentia scaphae [TA].
- thenar e. [TA] the fleshy mass on the lateral side of the palm; the radial palm; the ball of the thumb. SYN: eminentia thena′ris, thenar prominence.
- thyroid e. SYN: laryngeal prominence.
- e. of triangular fossa of auricle [TA] the prominence on the cranial surface of the auricle corresponding to the triangular fossa. SYN: eminentia fossae triangularis auricularis [TA], agger perpendicularis, eminentia triangularis.
- ulnar e. of wrist an e. smaller than the radial, on the ulnar side of the palmar aspect of the wrist, due to presence of the pisiform bone. SYN: eminentia carpi ulnaris.

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em·i·nence 'em-ə-nən(t)s n a protuberance or projection on a bodily part and esp. a bone

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n.
a projection, often rounded, on an organ or tissue, particularly on a bone. An example is the iliopubic eminence on the hip bone.

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em·i·nence (emґĭ-nəns) a prominence or projection, especially one upon the surface of a bone; called also eminentia [TA].

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  • Eminence — may refer to:Places: *In the United States: ** Eminence Township, Logan County, Illinois ** Eminence, Indiana ** Eminence, Kentucky ** Eminence, MissouriAnatomy: *Collateral eminence, alongside the hippocampus in the brain *Cruciform eminence, in …   Wikipedia

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  • eminence — Eminence. s. f. Hauteur, lieu elevé, lieu eminent. Les ennemis se sont logez sur une eminence. il s est saisi de toutes les eminences, prendre une eminence. occuper une eminence. C est aussi le titre d honneur qu on donne aux Cardinaux. Vostre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • éminence — ÉMINENCE. sub. f. Hauteur, lieu élevé, lieu éminent. Les ennemis se sont logés sur une éminence. Il s est saisi de toutes les éminences. S emparer d une éminence. [b]f♛/b] C est aussi Le titre d honneur qu on donne aux Cardinaux. Votre Éminence… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • eminence — c.1400, projection, protuberance; early 15c., high or exalted position, from O.Fr. eminence or directly from L. eminentia prominence, eminence, from eminentem (nom. eminens) excellent, prominent (see EMINENT (Cf. eminent)). As a title of honor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eminence — Em i*nence, n. [L. eminentia, fr. eminens eminent: cf. F. [ e]minence.] 1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height. [1913 Webster] Without either eminences or cavities. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The temple of honor ought to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eminence, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 2231 Housing Units (2000): 998 Land area (2000): 2.146753 sq. miles (5.560065 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008024 sq. miles (0.020781 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.154777 sq. miles (5.580846 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Eminence, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 548 Housing Units (2000): 316 Land area (2000): 1.886745 sq. miles (4.886647 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.886745 sq. miles (4.886647 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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