Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology and anatomy: Acting like a splint or clasp; having the character of a splenial: noting one of the pieces of the compound ramus of the lower jaw of many vertebrates below mammals.
  • Of or pertaining to the splenium of the brain: as, the splenial border of the corpus callosum. See splenium.
  • Of or pertaining to a splenius: as, the splenial muscles of the neck.
  • noun The splenial element of the compound mandible of a vertebrate below a mammal.

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

  • noun (Anat.) The splenial bone.
  • adjective Designating the splenial bone.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle.
  • adjective (Anat.) a thin splintlike bone on the inner side of the proximal portion of the mandible of many vertebrates.

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

  • adjective Relating to the splenium, especially describing the pair of muscles, at the back of the neck, that move the head and neck
  • noun splenial bone

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Examples

  • The inner alveolar border, usually described as arising from a separate ossific center (splenial center), is formed in the human mandible by an ingrowth from the main mass of the bone.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 8. The Mandible (Lower Jaw)

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