Basisphenoidal
Basisphenoid Ba`si*sphe"noid, Basisphenoidal Ba`si*sphe*noid"al, a. [Basi- + sphenoid.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to that part of the base of the cranium between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which usually ossifies separately in the embryo or in the young, and becomes a part of the sphenoid in the adult. [1913 Webster]

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