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sphe·noid

 (sfē′noid′)
n.
The sphenoid bone.
adj.
1. Wedge-shaped.
2. Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.

sphe·noi′dal (-noid′l) adj.

sphenoid

(ˈsfiːnɔɪd)
adj
1. wedge-shaped
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the sphenoid bone
n
(Anatomy) See sphenoid bone

sphe•noid

(ˈsfi nɔɪd)

adj. Also, sphe•noi′dal.
1. wedge-shaped.
2. of or pertaining to a compound bone at the base of the skull.
n.
3. the sphenoid bone.
[1725–35; < New Latin sphēnoīdēs < Greek sphēnoeidḗs]

sphenoid

A bone in the skull base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphenoid - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skullsphenoid - 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
klínový
kiilamainen

sphe·noid

n. esfenoide, hueso situado en la base del cráneo.

sphenoid

adj esfenoidal
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Foramen Vesalius is situated in the posterior part of greater wing of sphenoid. It was first described by the illustrious anatomist, Andreas Vesalius.
Sphenoid sinuses are small recesses in the postero-superior nasal cavity and remain intra-nasal until 6-7 years of age.
The tumor was found to be invading the infratemporal fossa, extending anteriorly up to the temporomandibular joint and inferiorly up to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone.
Magnetic resonance imaging [Figure 1] showed a 3.5 x 3.4 x 6.7 cm well-defined hyperintense expansile soft tissue lesion arising from the nasopharynx, invading sphenoid and clivus.
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For tumours infiltrating into infratemporal fossa, sphenoid sinus, base of pterygoid, cavernous sinus, foramen lacerum, anterior and middle cranial fossa [1], subtotal tumour excision predisposes to recurrence.