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clivus in Medicine

clivus cli·vus (klī'vəs)
n. pl. cli·vi (-vī')
A downward-sloping surface.

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  • After he had passed the clivus Delphini, he ascended the Appian aqueduct on steps prepared purposely.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Sabina, once the clivus Publicius (available for carriages), turns up the hill.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • The remains of the tufa wall exist on the left of the clivus, in front of the Temple of Saturn.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • The sun had risen high in the heavens, and crowds of people flowed in, as usual, through the clivus Argentarius to the Forum.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz

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