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General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Occipital bone > External occipital protuberance



The under surface of the jugular process is rough, and gives attachment to the Rectus capitis lateralis muscle and the lateral atlantoöccipital ligament; from this surface an eminence, the paramastoid process,sometimes projects downward, and may be of sufficient length to reach, and articulate with, the transverse process 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


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