sphenoid

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1sphe·noid

adjective \ˈsfē-ˌnid\

Definition of SPHENOID

1
:  of, relating to, or being a winged compound bone of the base of the cranium
2
usually sphenoidal :  having a wedged shape

Variants of SPHENOID

sphe·noid or sphe·noi·dal \sfi-ˈni-dəl\

Origin of SPHENOID

New Latin sphenoides, from Greek sphēnoeidēs wedge-shaped, from sphēn wedge
First Known Use: 1732

2sphenoid

noun

Definition of SPHENOID

:  a sphenoid bone

First Known Use of SPHENOID

1828

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