Orbitosphenoid Or`bi*to*sphe"noid, a. [Orbit + sphenoid.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone and the orbit, or to the orbitosphenoid bone. -- n. The orbitosphenoid bone, which is situated in the orbit on either side of the presphenoid. It generally forms a part of the sphenoid in the adult. [1913 Webster]

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  • orbitosphenoid — Relating to the orbit and the sphenoid bone. * * * or·bi·to·sphe·noid .ȯr bit ō sfē .nȯid adj being or relating to a paired element of the skull between the presphenoid and frontal bone that in humans forms the lesser wing of the sphenoid… …   Medical dictionary

  • orbitosphenoid — a deep, median or paired, endochondral bone underlying the frontal bone forming the floor and walls of the anterior end of the cranium. Visible in the wall of the orbit. Absent in Salmonidae and Gadidae, for example …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Orbitosphenoidal — Or bi*to*sphe*noid al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the orbitosphenoid bone; orbitosphenoid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sphenoid — Sphe noid, a. [Gr. ???; sfh n a wedge + e i^dos form: cf. F. sph[ e]no[ i]de.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a sphenoid crystal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone. [1913 Webster] {Sphenoid bone} (Anat.), an irregularly shaped …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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