Inferior surface of petrous part - Facies inferior partis petrosae

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The inferior surface of petrous part of the temporal bone is rough and irregular, and forms part of the exterior of the base of the skull. It presents eleven points for examination:


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 http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Petrous part > Inferior surface of petrous part

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