What is another word for Clivus?

Pronunciation: [klˈɪvəs] (IPA)

Clivus is a Latin word and its synonyms include slope, incline, gradient, pitch, tilt, and declivity. These terms can be used to describe the angle or inclination of a sloping surface, hill, or ramp. Clivus is commonly used in the medical field to refer to a depression or groove in the skull base that houses important nerves and blood vessels. Other synonyms for clivus in this context include the pharyngeal tubercle and the basilar groove. When writing, it is important to use a variety of synonyms to avoid repetition and keep the reader engaged.

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What are the hypernyms for Clivus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Clivus

The road marks the old Clivus Capitolinus.
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
Martina, insisted on its being immediately filled up again, instead of extending it, as might easily have been done, to join the excavation which had long existed on the Clivus Capitolinus.
"Walks in Rome"
Augustus J.C. Hare
If we stand on the causeway in front of the arch of Septimius Severus, and turn towards the Capitol, we look upon the Clivus Capitolinus, which is perfectly crowded with historical sites and fragments, viz.
"Walks in Rome"
Augustus J.C. Hare

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