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Turkish saddle

Turkish saddle --> sella turcica

(Science: anatomy) A transverse depression crossing the midline on the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid bone and containing the pituitary gland. It is named turkish saddle from its resemblance to the saddle used by turks.


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