Clivo - Clivus




Shallow depression behind the dorsum sellæ which slopes obliquely backward, and is continuous with the groove on the basilar portion of the occipital bone; it supports the upper part of the pons.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from

Hierarquia Anatômica

Anatomia geral > Ossos; sistema esquelético > Esqueleto axial > Crânio > Base do crânio > Base interna do crânio > Fossa posterior do crânio > Clivo