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sphenoid

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adjective sphe·noid \ˈsfē-ˌnȯid\
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sphenoidal

play \sfi-ˈnȯi-dəl\

Definition of sphenoid

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a winged compound bone of the base of the cranium

  2. 2 usually sphenoidal :  having a wedged shape

Origin and Etymology of sphenoid

New Latin sphenoides, from Greek sphēnoeidēs wedge-shaped, from sphēn wedge


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sphenoid

noun sphe·noid

Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  a sphenoid bone

First Known Use of sphenoid

1828


Medical Dictionary

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sphenoid

play
adjective sphe·noid \ˈsfē-ˌnȯid\
variants: or

sphenoidal

\sfē-ˈnȯid-əl\play

Medical Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a compound bone of the base of the cranium of various vertebrates formed by the fusion of several bony elements with the basisphenoid and in humans consisting of a median body from whose sides extend a pair of broad curved winglike expansions in front of which is another pair of much smaller triangular lateral processes while ventrally two large deeply cleft processes extend downward—see greater wing, lesser wing


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sphenoid

noun sphe·noid

Medical Definition of sphenoid

  1. :  a sphenoid bone

Illustration of sphenoid


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