sphenoethmoid

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sphe·no·eth·moid

(sfē'nō-eth'moyd),
Relating to the sphenoid and ethmoid bones.
Synonym(s): sphenethmoid

sphenoethmoid

, sphenethmoid (sfē″nō-ĕth′moyd) (sfĕn-ĕth′moyd) [″ + ethmos, sieve, + eidos, form, shape]
Pert. to the sphenoid and ethmoid bones.
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Sphenethmoid well ossified; anterior terminus lying well behind anterior margins of nasals; margins of orbitonasal foramina bony; posterior border of bony sphenethmoid laterally and ventrally reaching level of anterior third of optic foramina, dorsomedially reaching area above foramen magnum; overlain by frontoparietals dorsally; bony anterodorsal and lateral surfaces exposed; cartilaginous ventral element without alae over parasphenoid alae and extending caudally horseshoe-shaped with its rounded apex reaching level between columellae.
In most of these, the nasals are large, broadly in contact medially, and cover most of the dorsal aspect of the nasal capsules and sphenethmoid as in E.
These ridges have been associated with the sphenethmoid complex by some (Barry 1967; Cluver 1971) but are interpreted by others as turbinal ridges (Kemp 1969, 1982; Cluver 1971).