sphenoid bone

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sphenoid bone

n.
A compound bone with winglike processes, situated at the base of the skull.

sphenoid bone

n
(Anatomy) the large butterfly-shaped compound bone at the base of the skull, containing a protective depression for the pituitary gland
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Noun1.sphenoid bone - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skullsphenoid bone - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
crotaphion - the tip of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
Translations
klínová kost
kiilluu
kitaluu