parasphenoid

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adjective

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

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noun

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: a parasphenoid bone

Word History

Etymology

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 6 Dec. 2022.

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