Basipterygoid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Basipterygoid (Anat) Applied to a protuberance of the base of the sphenoid bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • basipterygoid Pertaining or related to the base of the pterygoid bone, or the sphenoid.
    • n basipterygoid A lateral bone or process of bone at the base of the skull, developed in connection or relation with sphenoidal and pterygoid elements.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Basi-, + pterygoid,

Usage

In literature:

No articular surface for the basipterygoid process has been observed.
"A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas" by Joan Echols
Desmognathous, without basipterygoid processes; with one pair of sterno-tracheal muscles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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