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bod·y of sphe·noid[TA]
the central portion of the sphenoid bone from which the greater and lesser wings and the pterygoid processes arise. The sphenoidal sinuses lie within it.
Synonym(s): corpus ossis sphenoidalis
Relating to the base or body of the sphenoid bone; denoting the independent center of ossification in the embryo that forms the posterior portion of the body of the sphenoid bone.
Synonym(s): basisphenoid bone