autosphenotic
the deep bone comprising the postorbital process. Often called the sphenotic, it is overlain by the dermosphenotic or postorbital

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dermosphenotic — a superficial dermal bone behind the eye comprising the sixth infraorbital or suborbital; the dermal representative of the autosphenotic. Bears part of the suborbital and sometimes the conjunction of temporal, and supra and suborbital sensory… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • os autosphenoticum — (plural ossa autosphenotica)) autosphenotic (the deep bone comprising the postorbital process. Often called the sphenotic, it is overlain by the dermosphenotic or postorbital) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • os dermosphenoticum — (plural ossa dermosphenotica)) dermosphenotic (a superficial dermal bone behind the eye comprising the sixth infraorbital or suborbital; the dermal representative of the autosphenotic. Bears part of the suborbital and sometimes the conjunction of …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

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

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