alisphenoid
Relating to the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. [L. ala, + sphen, wedge]

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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 elements to form the greater wings of the sphenoid in the adult
alisphenoid n an alisphenoid bone esp GREATER WING

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ali·sphe·noid (al-ĭ-sfeґnoid) [ala + sphenoid] 1. pertaining to the greater wing of the sphenoid. 2. a cartilage of the fetal chondrocranium on either side of the basisphenoid bone; later in development it forms most of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. See also postsphenoidal part of sphenoid bone, under part.

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

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