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sella turcica

sella turcica in Medicine

sella turcica sella tur·ci·ca (tûr'sĭ-kə)
n.
A saddlelike prominence on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone of the skull, situated in the middle cranial fossa and dividing it into two halves.

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  • At the post-mortem examination, cysticerci were found to occupy the sella turcica, near the commissure of the optic nerves.

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