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basisphenoid

(bā′sĭ-sfēnoid′)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the base or body of the sphenoid bone.
  2. 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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Historical Examples

  • The basi-occipital (fig. 93, 1) too is fused with the basisphenoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • It unites dorsally with the exoccipitals and anteriorly with the basisphenoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The basisphenoid is well ossified, and there is no parasphenoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • Dorsolaterally the basisphenoid articulates with the alisphenoids.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • It is difficult to avoid injury to the pituitary body embedded in the basisphenoid bone.