parasphenoid

adjective
para·sphenoid
variants: or less commonly parasphenoidal \¦parə+ \

Definition of parasphenoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a bone situated in the base of the skull of many vertebrates and developed in the membrane underlying the basicranial axis

parasphenoid

noun
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Definition of parasphenoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a parasphenoid bone

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Adjective

para- entry 1 + sphenoid, sphenoidal

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