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.

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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Medicine definitions for sphenoid

sphenoid

[ sfēnoid′ ]

n.

The sphenoid bone.

adj.

Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.
Wedge-shaped.
Related formssphe•noidal (-noidl) adj.
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