\d͡ʒˈuːɡjʊlə fˈɔːɹe͡ɪmˌɛn], \dʒˈuːɡjʊlə fˈɔːɹeɪmˌɛn], \dʒ_ˈuː_ɡ_j_ʊ_l_ə f_ˈɔː_ɹ_eɪ_m_ˌɛ_n]\
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A passage between the petrous portion of the temporal bone and the jugular process of the occipital, sometimes divided into two by the intrajugular processes; it contains the internal jugular vein, inferior petrosal sinus, the glossopharyngeal, pneumogastric, and spinal accessory nerves, and meningeal branches of the ascending pharyngeal and occipital arteries.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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