- Relating to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone.
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The alisphenoid bone is large and forms part of the posteromedial wall of the orbit.
Anteroventrally the sphenoidal fissure is bounded by the orbitosphenoid bone, and dorsolaterally by the alisphenoid bone.
The alisphenoid is a small bone in the roof of the mouth before the prootic.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
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Dorsally the pterygoid articulates with the basisphenoid, quadrate, and alisphenoid.
Each also sends ventralwards a plate which meets an upgrowth from the pterygoid and acts as an alisphenoid.