sphenotic

[ sfē-nŏtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to the sphenoid bone and the bony case of the ear.

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Example sentences from the Web for sphenotic

  • Dorsal to the exoccipital are the opisthotic and pterotic, and dorsal to the pro-otic is the sphenotic.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • On the side behind the posterior angle of the frontal is the sphenotic above the posterior part of the eye.

  • The pterotic and sphenotic together give rise to a large concave surface by which the hyomandibular articulates with the cranium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • They cover the posterior fontanelles and stretch over from the sphenotic to the lateral ethmoid, forming a roof for the orbit.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds