Par`a*sphe"noid\, a. [Pref. para- + sphenoid.] (Anat.) Near the sphenoid bone; -- applied especially to a bone situated immediately beneath the sphenoid in the base of the skull in many animals. -- n. The parasphenoid bone.
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