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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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
basisphenoid boneThe part of the chondrocranium located in the base of the brain between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which ossifies separately in the embryo and forms part of the sphenoid bone in adults.
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