Definition of Sella turcica
Sella turcica: A depression in the base of the skull where the pituitary gland is situated. It was called the sella turcica (the Turkish saddle) because of its resemblance to a saddle used by the Turks which had supports in the front and back.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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