basisphenoid

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adjective

ba·​si·​sphe·​noid ˌbā-səs-ˈfē-ˌnȯid How to pronounce basisphenoid (audio)
variants also basisphenoidal
: 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

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noun

: the basisphenoid bone

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“Basisphenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/basisphenoid. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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