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sphenoid

[ sfee-noid ]
/ ˈsfi nɔɪd /
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adjective Also sphe·noi·dal .
being in the shape of a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Anatomy. of or relating to the compound bone of the base of the skull, at the roof of the pharynx.
noun
Anatomy. the sphenoid bone.
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Origin of sphenoid

1725–35; <New Latin sphēnoīdēs<Greek sphēnoeidḗs.See sphen-, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for sphenoid

sphenoid
/ (ˈsfiːnɔɪd) /

adjective Also: sphenoidal
wedge-shaped
of or relating to the sphenoid bone
noun
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Medical definitions for sphenoid

sphenoid
[ sfēnoid′ ]

n.
The sphenoid bone.
adj.
Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.
Wedge-shaped.

Other words from sphenoid

sphe•noidal (-noidl) adj.
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