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sphenoid

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adjective sphe·noid \ˈsfē-ˌnȯid\

Definition of sphenoid

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a winged compound bone of the base of the cranium

  2. 2 usually sphenoidal :  having a wedged shape



Variants of sphenoid

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sphenoidal

play \sfi-ˈnȯi-dəl\

Origin and Etymology of sphenoid

New Latin sphenoides, from Greek sphēnoeidēs wedge-shaped, from sphēn wedge


First Known Use: 1732


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sphenoid

noun sphe·noid

Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  a sphenoid bone



1828

First Known Use of sphenoid

1828


Medical Dictionary

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sphenoid

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adjective sphe·noid \ˈsfē-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a compound bone of the base of the cranium of various vertebrates formed by the fusion of several bony elements with the basisphenoid and in humans consisting of a median body from whose sides extend a pair of broad curved winglike expansions in front of which is another pair of much smaller triangular lateral processes while ventrally two large deeply cleft processes extend downward—see greater wing, lesser wing



Variants of sphenoid

or

sphenoidal

\sfē-ˈnȯid-əl\play

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sphenoid

noun sphe·noid

Medical Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  a sphenoid bone



Illustration of sphenoid


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