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Related to basisphenoid bone: pterygoid bone, os sphenoidale


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to that part of the base of the cranium between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which usually ossifies separately in the embryo or in the young, and becomes a part of the sphenoid in the adult.
n.1.(Anat.) The basisphenoid bone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Severe trauma can result in avulsion of the longus capitis muscle from the insertion of the basisphenoid bone and moderate bleeding from the guttural pouch.
It started at the wing and pterygoid process of the basisphenoid bone and connected to the joint capsule on the tip of the medial side of the mandibular condyle.
The basisphenoid bone had a sharp median ridge on its body.