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 ]

Synonyms: os sphenoidale sphenoidal bone sphenoid

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
os sphenoidale [ FMA:TA FMA:52736 ]

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 related synonym

sphenoid complex

butterfly bone

os sphenoidale

os sphenoidum

id

UBERON:0001677