Os sphénoïde - Os sphenoidale

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Description

The sphenoid bone is situated at the base of the skull in front of the temporals and basilar part of the occipital. It somewhat resembles a bat with its wings extended, and is divided into a median portion or body, two great and two small wings extending outward from the sides of the body, and two pterygoid processes which project from it below.


Définition rédigée par Dr. A. Micheau - Dans le cadre du droit d'auteur d'IMAIOS - 2016 de http://www.imaios.com

Hiérarchie anatomique

Anatomie générale > Os; Système squelettique > Squelette axial > Crâne > Os sphénoïde

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