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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

or sphenoidal play \sfi-ˈnȯi-dəl\

Origin 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


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sphenoid"


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