Postsphenoid
Postsphenoid Post*sphe"noid, a. [Pref. post- + sphenoid.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the posterior part of the sphenoid bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • postsphenoid — post·sphe·noid (pōst sfeґnoid) 1. pertaining to the posterior portion of the body of the sphenoid bone. 2. postsphenoid part of sphenoid bone; see under part …   Medical dictionary

  • postsphenoid — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • postsphenoid — post·sphenoid …   English syllables

  • postsphenoid — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: post + sphenoid : the posterior portion of the sphenoid bone developed in five separate parts consisting of a central basisphenoid, the two alisphenoids, and the two medial pterygoid laminae …   Useful english dictionary

  • postsphenoid part of sphenoid bone — postsphenoidal part of sphenoid bone the posterior portion of the sphenoid bone; in the fetus it consists of separate basisphenoid, pterygoid, and alisphenoid parts, first cartilaginous and later bony, which fuse to each other and to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • postsphenoid bone — postsphenoidal 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

  • Ossification of sphenoid — Figure 4 : Sphenoid bone at birth, posterior aspect. 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical dictionary

  • basisphenoid — 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. * * * …   Medical dictionary

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