- Of or relating to the base or body of the sphenoid bone.
- Relating to or being the independent center of ossification in the embryo that forms the posterior portion of the body of the sphenoid bone.
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The basi-occipital (fig. 93, 1) too is fused with the basisphenoid.
It unites dorsally with the exoccipitals and anteriorly with the basisphenoid.
Dorsolaterally the basisphenoid articulates with the alisphenoids.
The basisphenoid is well ossified, and there is no parasphenoid.
It is difficult to avoid injury to the pituitary body embedded in the basisphenoid bone.Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata
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