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sphenoid

 [sfe´noid]
1. wedge-shaped.
2. pertaining to the sphenoid bone; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

sphe·noi·dal

(sfē-noy'dăl),
1. Relating to the sphenoid bone.
2. Wedge-shaped.
Synonym(s): sphenoid (1) [TA]

sphenoid

/sphe·noid/ (sfe´noid)
1. wedge-shaped.
2. sphenoid bone. sphenoi´dal

sphenoid

(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

[sfē′noid]
Etymology: Gk, sphen, wedge, eidos, form
wedge-shaped. See also sphenoid bone.

sphe·noi·dal

(sfē-noy'dăl)
1. Relating to the sphenoid bone.
2. Wedge-shaped.
Synonym(s): sphenoid (1) .

sphe·noid bone

(sfē'noyd bōn)
A bone of 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(s): sphenoid (2) .

sphenoid

Wedge-shaped, or cuneiform. From Greek sphenoidis , a wedge.

sphenoid (sfeˑ·noid),

n the hollow bone structure, located in the middle of the skull, which encases the sphenoid air sinuses.
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Sphenoid.

sphe·noid bone

(sfē'noyd bōn)
A bone of irregular shape occupying the base of the skull.
Synonym(s): sphenoid (2) .

sphenoid

1. wedge-shaped.
2. an irregular wedge-shaped bone at the base of the skull. See also Table 10.

sphenoid bone fracture
fracture of the basisphenoid bone occurs when the horse rears over backwards. Causes rotation of head, facial paralysis, occasionally hemorrhage into guttural pouch.
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Although the sphenoid sinuses are less frequently affected, infection in this area can cause earaches, neck pain, and deep aching at the top of your head.