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Glaserian fissure

Definition

noun

A narrow transverse slit dividing the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone into tympanic and petrous portions.


Supplement

The contents of the fissure include communications of cranial nerves VII and IX to the infratemporal fossa.


Word origin: named after the anatomist, Johann Glaser.

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