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sphenoid bone

noun
1.
the large butterfly-shaped compound bone at the base of the skull, containing a protective depression for the pituitary gland
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sphenoid bone in Medicine

sphenoid bone n.
A compound bone with winglike processes, situated at the base of the skull.

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