sphenoethmoidal recess

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sphe·no·eth·moi·dal re·cess

[TA]
a small cleftlike pocket of the nasal cavity above the superior concha into which the sphenoid sinuses drain.
Synonym(s): recessus sphenoethmoidalis [TA]
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sphenoethmoidal recess

A small space in the nasal fossa above the superior concha. It lies between the ethmoid bone and the anterior surface of the body of the sphenoid bone and posteriorly receives the opening of the sphenoidal sinus.
See also: recess
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