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.
Anatomy. the sphenoid bone.
- post·sphe·noid, adjective
- pre·sphe·noid, adjective
- sub·sphe·noid, adjective
- sub·sphe·noi·dal, adjective
- su·per·sphe·noid, adjective
- su·per·sphe·noi·dal, adjective
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How to use sphenoid in a sentence
Tapeisocephaly (low head) is due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
The sphenoid condyles, seen in posterior view, issue from the dorsal margin of the notochordal socket.
It lies opposite the upper part of the ali-sphenoid, where it articulates with the parietal and squamous-temporal.
The most regular and beautiful forms, and the ones that are commonest in our racial stocks are the ellipsoid, ovoid and sphenoid.Pedagogical Anthropology | Maria Montessori
These cavities are bounded superiorly by the sphenoid and 390 ethmoid bones; inferiorly, by the hard palate.A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) | Calvin Cutter
British Dictionary definitions for sphenoid
of or relating to the sphenoid bone
See sphenoid bone
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