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variants or less commonly parasphenoidal
: 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


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: a parasphenoid bone

Word History



para- entry 1 + sphenoid, sphenoidal

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“Parasphenoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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