variants or less commonly sphenobasilic
: of, relating to, lying between, or distributed to the sphenoid and the basilar part of the occipital bone

Word History


sphenobasilar, from New Latin sphenobasilaris, from sphen- + basilaris basilar, irregular from Latin basis base + -aris -ar; sphenobasilic, probably from New Latin sphenobasilaris + English -ic

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“Sphenobasilar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphenobasilar. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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