basisphenoid

adjective
ba·si·sphe·noid | \ˌbā-səs-ˈfē-ˌnȯid \
variants: also basisphenoidal \-səs-fi-ˈnȯid-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of basisphenoid 

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: relating to or being the part of the base of the cranium that lies between the basioccipital and the presphenoid bones and that usually ossifies separately and becomes a part of the sphenoid bone only in the adult

basisphenoid

noun

Medical Definition of basisphenoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: the basisphenoid bone

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