presphenoid

noun
pre·​sphe·​noid | \ -ˈsfē-ˌnȯid How to pronounce presphenoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of presphenoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a presphenoid bone or cartilage usually united with the basisphenoid in the adult and in humans forming the anterior part of the body of the sphenoid

presphenoid

adjective
variants: also presphenoidal \ -​sfi-​ˈnȯid-​ᵊl How to pronounce presphenoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of presphenoid (Entry 2 of 2)

: indicating or relating to a median part of the vertebrate skull anterior to the basisphenoid

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“Presphenoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/presphenoid. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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