Sphenoid Bone


Svensk definition

Ett ben med kilform (os sphenoidale) vid botten av hjärnskålen.

Engelsk definition

An irregular unpaired bone situated at the SKULL BASE and wedged between the frontal, temporal, and occipital bones (FRONTAL BONE; TEMPORAL BONE; OCCIPITAL BONE). Sphenoid bone consists of a median body and three pairs of processes resembling a bat with spread wings. The body is hollowed out in its inferior to form two large cavities (SPHENOID SINUS).

Svenska synonymer

Os sphenoidale

Engelska synonymer

Bone, Sphenoid Sphenoid Bones Greater Sphenoid Wing Greater Sphenoid Wings Sphenoid Wing, Greater