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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History and Etymology for parasphenoid

Adjective

para- entry 1 + sphenoid, sphenoidal

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“Parasphenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasphenoid. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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