Latin = slope (cf. declivity).
a Roman street running up an incline. The distinction from a level vicus was strongly felt and a street name sometimes changed when, after running level, it began to ascend a slope.
an inclined roadway.
(L. slope or hill): The inclined anterior bony wall of the posterior cranial fossa formed by the occipital and sphenoid bones. The brainstem rest on the clivus.
A triangular bone, that slopes upward from the foramen magnum to the dorsum sellae, in the posterior cranial fossa. ( clivus = "wedge" or "slide") image
Clivus, Latin for "inclination", is a composting toilet system with an inclined bottom. Clivus Multrum is an inclining composting room, which was first built as a prototype 1939 in TyresÃ¶, Sweden by art teacher Rikard LindstrÃ¶m.
Behind the dorsum sellÃ¦ is a shallow depression, the clivus, which slopes obliquely backward, and is continuous with the groove on the basilar portion of the occipital bone; it supports the upper part of the pons.