Sphenotic
Sphenotic Sphe*not"ic, n. (Anat.) The sphenotic bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sphenotic — Sphe*not ic, a. [Spheno + ???, ???, the ear.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the sphenotic bone. [1913 Webster] {Sphenotic bone} (Anat.), a bone on the anterior side of the auditory capsule of many fishes, and connected with, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sphenotic — I. (ˈ)sfē|nōd.ik, näd. adjective Etymology: sphen + otic : of, relating to, or being an element of the skull of many fishes situated above the prootic and often forming part of the posterior boundary of the orbit II. noun ( s) : a sphenotic bone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphenotic — a deep bone below the frontal, above the pterosphenoid (or alisphenoid) and under the dermosphenotic. Also called autosphenotic …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sphenotic — Relating to the sphenoid bone and the bony case of the ear. [spheno + G. ous, ear] * * * sphe·not·ic (sfe notґik) [spheno + otic] denoting a fetal bone which becomes that part of the sphenoid bone adjacent to the carotid groove …   Medical dictionary

  • sphenotic — sphen·otic …   English syllables

  • Sphenotic bone — Sphenotic Sphe*not ic, a. [Spheno + ???, ???, the ear.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the sphenotic bone. [1913 Webster] {Sphenotic bone} (Anat.), a bone on the anterior side of the auditory capsule of many fishes, and connected with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sphenotic spine — a projection of the sphenotic bone seen in some Lophiiformes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sphenotic center — a center of ossification in the fetal sphenoid bone for the lingula …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • ectosphenotic — |ek(ˌ)tō+ adjective Etymology: ect + sphenotic : of or relating to the external part of the sphenotic bone …   Useful english dictionary

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