presphenoid


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presphenoid

 [pre-sfe´noid]
the anterior portion of the body of the sphenoid bone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pre·sphe·noid

(prē-sfē'noyd),
In front of the sphenoid bone or cartilage.
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Three age classes were assigned on the basis of ventral braincase suture closures between the basioccipital and basisphenoid, and between the basisphenoid and presphenoid (Figure 2).
Further evidence for this is provided by the sphenethmoid bone (Reisz 1986; the "presphenoid" of Romer and Price 1940), which is located immediately behind the level of the ridges.
The ethmoidal foramen was formed through the concurrence of the orbital part of frontal bone and presphenoid wing as reported in horse (Getty); whereas it was located entirely in the frontal bone in ox (Raghavan); whereas in tiger the ethmoidal foramen was situated at the junction with sphenoid bone (Joshi).