basisphenoid

adjective
ba·​si·​sphe·​noid | \ ˌbā-səs-ˈfē-ˌnȯid How to pronounce basisphenoid (audio) \
variants: also basisphenoidal \ -​səs-​fi-​ˈnȯid-​ᵊl How to pronounce basisphenoidal (audio) \

Medical Definition of basisphenoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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“Basisphenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/basisphenoid. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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