Sphenoid bone

Definition of Sphenoid bone

(Anat.) an irregularly shaped bone in front of the occipital in the base of the skull of the higher vertebrates. It is composed of several fetal bones which become united the adult. See Alisphenoid, Basisphenoid, Orbitosphenoid, Presphenoid.

See also: Sphenoid

Related Words

bone, crotaphion, os, os sphenoidale, pterygoid process, skull, sphenoid
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