Definition of Splenial

1. a. Designating the splenial bone.

2. n. The splenial bone.

Definition of Splenial

1. pertaining to the splenius [adj]

Medical Definition of Splenial

1. Designating the splenial bone. Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle. Splenial bone, a thin splintlike bone on the inner side of the proximal portion of the mandible of many vertebrates. Origin: L. Splenium a plaster, a patch, Gr. A bandage. The splenial bone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splenial

splenial (current term)
splenial gyrus
splenic anaemia
splenic apoplexy
splenic artery
splenic branches of splenic artery
splenic cells
splenic cords
splenic corpuscles
splenic fever
splenic flexure
splenic flexure narrowing
splenic flexure syndrome
splenic index

Literary usage of Splenial

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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1891)
"genu of the corpus callosum is sometimes continued back into the splenial fissure, but at other times is independent of It, in the latter case it is named ..."

2. Verhandlungen des X. Internationalen medicinischen Congresses v. 1: Berlin (1891)
"23, this division has not taken place, but in another specimen both the supra-splenial fissure and convolution are present. ..."

3. Mt. Lebanon to Vermont: Autobiography of George Haddad by George Haddad, Emily Marie Haddad, Bernice Rachel Tuttle (1916)
"Right splenial dentition, natural size. combined width about % that of the principal series. Teeth of inner flanking series transversely elongated, ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"... Ked Sandstone need not astonish us when we take into account the remarkably segmented splenial of the recent Amia, or the similarly segmented maxilla of ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Baur calls it the splenial and thinks that the angulare is fused with the ... It is clearly not the splenial, but it exhibits characteristics of both ..."

6. The Morphology of the Skull by William Kitchen Parker, George Thomas Bettany (1877)
"It then has only one dentigerous plate, the splenial, bearing a few teeth ; but this splenial is on the inside of the fore part of the cartilage. ..."

7. Fieldiana: Geology by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum (1907)
"It is a long, slender, flattened, trihedral bone, extending far forward, and like the splenial, meeting its mate in the median symphysis. ..."

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