An unpaired bone situated at the base of the skull in front of the temporal bone and basilar part of the occipital bone. The sphenoid bone is one of the seven bones that articulate to form the orbit. Its shape somewhat resembles that of a butterfly or bat with its wings extended. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphenoid_bone ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
os sphenoidale [ FMA : 52736 FMA : TA ]
definition
  • An unpaired bone situated at the base of the skull in front of the temporal bone and basilar part of the occipital bone. The sphenoid bone is one of the seven bones that articulate to form the orbit. Its shape somewhat resembles that of a butterfly or bat with its wings extended.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Illu_cranial_bones2.jpg
external ontology notes
  • part of viscerocranium (facial skeleton) in FMA
has exact synonym
  • sphenoid
  • sphenoidal bone
  • os sphenoidale
has related synonym
  • os sphenoidale
  • sphenoid complex
  • butterfly bone
  • os sphenoidum
id
  • UBERON:0001677