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sphenoid

[sfee-noid] /ˈsfi nɔɪd/
adjective, Also, sphenoidal
2.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to the compound bone of the base of the skull, at the roof of the pharynx.
noun
3.
Anatomy. the sphenoid bone.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Neo-Latin sphēnoīdēs < Greek sphēnoeidḗs. See sphen-, -oid
Related forms
postsphenoid, adjective
presphenoid, adjective
subsphenoid, adjective
subsphenoidal, adjective
supersphenoid, adjective
supersphenoidal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sphenoid

sphenoid

/ˈsfiːnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
wedge-shaped
2.
of or relating to the sphenoid bone
noun
3.
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sphenoid in Medicine

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

  1. Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.

  2. Wedge-shaped.


sphe·noi'dal (-noid'l) adj.
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