Lateral part - Pars lateralis

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The lateral parts are situated at the sides of the foramen magnum; on their under surfaces are the condyles for articulation with the superior facets of the atlas


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 > Occipital bone > Lateral part

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