Medical Definition of Fossa subarcuata

1. An irregular depression on the posterior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone just below its crest and above and lateral to the internal acoustic meatus. In the foetus, the flocculus of the cerebellum rests here; in the adult, a small vein enters the bone here. Synonym: fossa subarcuata, floccular fossa, hiatus subarcuatus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossa Subarcuata

fossa olecrani
fossa ovalis
fossa ovarica
fossa parajejunalis
fossa paravesicalis
fossa poplitea
fossa provesicalis
fossa pterygoidea
fossa pterygopalatina
fossa radialis humeri
fossa retromandibularis
fossa rhomboidea
fossa sacci lacrimalis
fossa scaphoidea ossis sphenoidalis
fossa scarpae major
fossa subarcuata (current term)
fossa submandibularis
fossa subscapularis
fossa supraclavicularis major
fossa supraclavicularis minor
fossa supraspinata
fossa supratonsillaris
fossa temporalis
fossa tonsillaris
fossa triangularis
fossa trochanterica
fossa trochlearis
fossa venae cavae

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