presphenoid

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pre·sphe·noid -'sfē-.nȯid n a presphenoid bone or cartilage usu. united with the basisphenoid in the adult and in humans forming the anterior part of the body of the sphenoid
presphenoid also pre·sphe·noi·dal -sfi-'nȯid-əl adj indicating or relating to a median part of the vertebrate skull anterior to the basisphenoid

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pre·sphe·noid (pre-sfeґnoid) 1. pertaining to the anterior part of the body of the sphenoid bone. 2. presphenoid part of sphenoid bone; see under part.

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  • Presphenoid — Pre*sphe noid, a. (Anat.) Situated in front of the sphenoid bone; of or pertaining to the anterior part of the sphenoid bone (i. e., the presphenoid bone). [1913 Webster] {Presphenoid bone} (Anat.), the anterior part of the body of the sphenoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Presphenoid — Pre*sphe noid, n. (Anat.) The presphenoid bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presphenoid — 1. adjective Situated in front of the sphenoid bone 2. noun The anterior part of the sphenoid bone (a separate bone before being fused) Syn: presphenoid bone …   Wiktionary

  • presphenoid — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • presphenoid — pre·sphenoid …   English syllables

  • presphenoid — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Presphenoid bone — Presphenoid Pre*sphe noid, a. (Anat.) Situated in front of the sphenoid bone; of or pertaining to the anterior part of the sphenoid bone (i. e., the presphenoid bone). [1913 Webster] {Presphenoid bone} (Anat.), the anterior part of the body of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presphenoid part of sphenoid bone — presphenoidal part of sphenoid bone the anterior portion of the sphenoid bone; it develops separately in the fetus and unites with the postsphenoidal part between the seventh and eighth months of intrauterine life. Called also presphenoid bone …   Medical dictionary

  • presphenoid bone — presphenoidal bone see under part …   Medical dictionary

  • Ossification of the sphenoid — Until the seventh or eighth month of fetal life the body of the sphenoid consists of two parts: one in front of the tuberculum sellæ, the presphenoid, with which the small wings are continuous; the other, comprising the sella turcica and dorsum… …   Wikipedia

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