alisphenoid
term misapplied in older literature to the pterosphenoid (q.v.) of fishes. It is not homologous with the alisphenoid of mammals and should not be used

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Alisphenoid — Al i*sphe noid, Alisphenoidal Al i*sphe*noid al, a. [L. ala wing + E. sphenoid.] (Anat.) Pertaining to or forming the wing of the sphenoid; relating to a bone in the base of the skull, which in the adult is often consolidated with the sphenoid;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alisphenoid — Al i*sphe noid, n. (Anat.) The alisphenoid bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alisphenoid — Relating to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. [L. ala, + sphen, wedge] * * * ali·sphe·noid .ā ləs fē .nȯid, .al əs adj belonging or relating to or forming the wings of the sphenoid or the pair of bones that fuse with other sphenoidal… …   Medical dictionary

  • alisphenoid — noun the greater wing of the sphenoid bone …   Wiktionary

  • alisphenoid — [ˌalɪ sfi:nɔɪd] noun Anatomy a wing like cartilaginous bone within the skull, forming part of the socket of the eye. Origin C19: from L. ala wing + sphenoid …   English new terms dictionary

  • alisphenoid — ali·sphe·noid …   English syllables

  • alisphenoid — …   Useful english dictionary

  • alisphenoid bone — ala major ossis sphenoidalis …   Medical dictionary

  • alisphenoid canal — a canal through the greater wing of the sphenoid bone of various animals, which transmits the internal carotid artery …   Medical dictionary

  • Alisphenoidal — Alisphenoid Al i*sphe noid, Alisphenoidal Al i*sphe*noid al, a. [L. ala wing + E. sphenoid.] (Anat.) Pertaining to or forming the wing of the sphenoid; relating to a bone in the base of the skull, which in the adult is often consolidated with the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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