paroccipital


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paroccipital

(ˌpærɒkˈsɪpɪtəl) anatomy
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the part of the skull next to the mastoid process; paramastoid
n
(Anatomy) the area next to the mastoid process
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queenslandicus he includes the presence of up to three dorsal longitudinal ridges in the interorbital region, pterygoids extensively underlapping basicranium and with interpterygoid vacuity situated beneath rather than anterior to the basicranium; paroccipital process contacting quadrate flange of pterygoid at lateral articulation only, and robust hyoids.
The paroccipital process is formed by ossification of the cristaparotica.