Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the sphenoid and the ethmoid bone; sphenethmoidal; ethmosphenoid: as, the sphenethmoid suture or articulation.
  • Representing or combining characters of both sphenoid and ethmoid: as, the sphenethmoid bone.
  • noun The sphenethmoid bone, as of the frog's skull: one of the cranial bones, situated in front of the parasphenoid. See girdle-bone, and cuts under Anura and Rana. Also spheno-ethmoid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The sphenethmoid bone.
  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the sphenoidal and the ethmoidal regions of the skull, or the sphenethmoid bone; sphenethmoidal.
  • adjective (Anat.) a bone of the skull which surrounds the anterior end of the brain in many amphibia; the girdle bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Of or relating to the sphenoidal and ethmoidal regions of the skull.
  • noun anatomy A bone of the skull that surrounds the anterior end of the brain in many amphibians.

Etymologies

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Blend of sphenoid and ethmoid

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