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basisphenoid

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adjective ba·si·sphe·noid \ˌbā-səs-ˈfē-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of basisphenoid

  1. :  relating to or being the part of the base of the cranium that lies between the basioccipital and the presphenoid bones and that usually ossifies separately and becomes a part of the sphenoid bone only in the adult



Variants of basisphenoid

also basisphenoidal \-səs-fi-ˈnȯid-əl\play

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basisphenoid

noun ba·si·sphe·noid

Medical Definition of basisphenoid

  1. :  the basisphenoid bone




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