Basilar part of the occipital bone

Basilar part of the occipital bone

The part of the occipital bone that lies anterior to the foramen magnum and joins with the body of the sphenoid bone.

Synonym: pars basilaris ossis occipitalis, basal part of occipital bone, basilar apophysis, basilar process of occipital bone, basilar process, basiocciput.

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