Sphenoid



adjective, Also, sphenoidal
1.
being in the shape of a wedge; wedge-shaped.
2.
Anatomy. of or relating to the compound bone of the base of the skull, at the roof of the pharynx.
noun
3.
Anatomy. the sphenoid bone.
adjective
1.
wedge-shaped
2.
of or relating to the sphenoid bone
noun
3.
See sphenoid bone

sphenoid sphe·noid (sfē’noid’)
n.
The sphenoid bone. adj.

Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.

Wedge-shaped.

sphe·noi’dal (-noid’l) adj.

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