temporal wing of sphenoid bone

temporal wing of sphenoid bone
ala major ossis sphenoidalis.

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  • Body of sphenoid bone — Infobox Bone Name = Body of sphenoid bone Latin = corpus ossis sphenoidalis GraySubject = 35 GrayPage = 147 Caption = Figure 2: Sphenoid bone, anterior and inferior surfaces. Caption2 = Figure 3: Sphenoid bone, upper and posterior surfaces.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sphenoid — A bone at the base of the skull that is of a most irregular shape. The sphenoid bone consists of a central portion, (the body of the sphenoid) and six processes: two greater wings, two lesser wings and two pterygoid processes. The sphenoid bone… …   Medical dictionary

  • sphenoid fontanel — noun the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have… …   Useful english dictionary

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