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Sphenoid bone

sphenoid bone

A bone of most irregular shape occupying the base of the skull; it is described as consisting of a central portion, or body, and six processes: two greater wings, two lesser wings and two pterygoid processes; it articulates with the occipital, frontal, ethmoid, and vomer, and with the paired temporal, parietal, zygomatic, palatine and sphenoidal concha bones.

Synonym: os sphenoidale, sphenoid.


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Re: The Axial Skeleton Helllllp!!??

... explained clearly from anatomy textbooks. the main importance of the sphenoid bone that the pituitary gland lies over the sphenoid bone. the other important things are the ...

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by Revenged
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:53 pm
 
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I think it is the sphenoid bone as it has wings .sometimes we discribe it as butterfly-shaped I think it is more helpful to assist a person ...

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by MichaelXY
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:15 am
 
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The Axial Skeleton Helllllp!!??

I think it is the sphenoid bone as it has wings .sometimes we discribe it as butterfly-shaped

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by raghda
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:35 pm
 
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The Axial Skeleton Helllllp!!??

what bone is single irregular bat shaped bone forming part of the cranial floor i have looked in my book and have found several answers do not know which is correct ethmoid or sphenoid or is it both

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by michelle4
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:47 am
 
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