Endochondral bone that sutures with the pterosphenoid anteriorly, the prootic ventrally, the frontal bone dorso-medially, and the pterotic dorso-posteriorly. Occasionally the sphenotic sutures with the parietal bone. The sphenotic separates the orbital from the otic region. The sphenotic bears a large antero-lateral or lateral or ventro-lateral process that borders the postero-dorsal margin of the orbit. The sphenotic is a paired bone. [ http://zfin.org/curator ]

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Term information

plural term
sphenotics [ TAO : 0000587 ]
comment
  • The lower edge of the sphenotic may contribute to the hyomandibular facet depending on the fish group.
definition
  • Endochondral bone that sutures with the pterosphenoid anteriorly, the prootic ventrally, the frontal bone dorso-medially, and the pterotic dorso-posteriorly. Occasionally the sphenotic sutures with the parietal bone. The sphenotic separates the orbital from the otic region. The sphenotic bears a large antero-lateral or lateral or ventro-lateral process that borders the postero-dorsal margin of the orbit. The sphenotic is a paired bone.
has exact synonym
  • autosphenotic
  • sphenotics
id
  • UBERON:2000587
provenance notes
  • This class was sourced from an external ontology (teleost_anatomy). Its definitions, naming conventions and relationships may need to be checked for compatibility with uberon