The pituitary body itself is lodged in a cavity of the sphenoid bone called the pituitary fossa.
The main body of the sphenoid is at the base of the cranium.
They are bounded anteriorly by the frontal bone, posteriorly by the occipital, and laterally by the temporal and sphenoid bones.
Simple brachycephaly is due to early synostosis of the nasal and sphenoid.
Tapeisocephaly (low head) is due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal.
The bones that extend backward to the sphenoid are not easily identified.
The frontal bone was thrown back, and flattened on the sphenoid in such a manner that the eyes appeared above his head.
The most regular and beautiful forms, and the ones that are commonest in our racial stocks are the ellipsoid, ovoid and sphenoid.
Under these conditions we have witnessed fractures of the parietal, of the frontal, and of the sphenoid bones.
These cavities are bounded superiorly by the sphenoid and 390 ethmoid bones; inferiorly, by the hard palate.
sphenoid sphe·noid (sfē'noid')
The sphenoid bone. adj.
Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.