Definition of Os sphenoidale

1. Noun. Butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull.

Exact synonyms: Sphenoid, Sphenoid Bone
Terms within: Crotaphion, Pterygoid Process
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Skull

Medical Definition of Os sphenoidale

1. A bone of most irregular shape occupying the base of the skull; it is described as consisting of a central portion, or body, and six processes: two greater wings, two lesser wings and two pterygoid processes; it articulates with the occipital, frontal, ethmoid, and vomer, and with the paired temporal, parietal, zygomatic, palatine and sphenoidal concha bones. Synonym: os sphenoidale, sphenoid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Os Sphenoidale

os odontoideum
os orbiculare
os palatinum
os parietale
os pisiforme
os planum
os pneumaticum
os premaxillare
os pterygoideum
os pyramidale
os sacrum
os scaphoideum
os sesamoideum
os sphenoidale (current term)
os subtibiale
os suprasternale
os sylvii
os tarsi fibulare
os temporale
os tibiale posterius
os trapezium
os trapezoideum
os triangulare
os tribasilare
os trigonum
os triquetrum
os unguis

Literary usage of Os sphenoidale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"... Sulcus transversus Sulcus sagittalis Clivus Linea nuchae suprema Linea nuchae superior Linea nuchae inferior os sphenoidale Crista ..."

2. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The sphenoid, or os sphenoidale, forms the floor of the cranial cavity and articulates with or touches posteriorly the occipital, laterally the temporal, ..."

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