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  • adj. Of or relating to a bone on the anterior side of the auditory capsule of many fishes, connected with, or adjoining, the sphenoid bone.
  • n. The sphenotic bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the sphenotic bone.
  • n. The sphenotic bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone and the otic capsule, or hard parts of the auditory organ: as, a sphenotic ossification in various fishes. See cut under teleost.
  • n. In ornithology, a postfrontal process of bone, or a separate ossification, developed in relation with sphenoidal and otic elements, entering into the posterior boundary of the orbital cavity.
  • n. In ichthyology, an anterodorsal ossification of the auditory capsule. It articulates above with the pterotic and frontal, and below with the alisphenoid and proötic. It usually bears part of the concavity for the reception of the head of the hyomandibular.


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