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Basisphenoid \Ba`si*sphe"noid\, Basisphenoidal \Ba`si*sphe*noid"al\, a. [Basi- + sphenoid.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to that part of the base of the cranium between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which usually ossifies separately in the embryo or in the young, and becomes a part of the sphenoid in the adult.


Basisphenoid \Ba`si*sphe"noid\, n. (Anat.) The basisphenoid bone.


a. (context anatomy English) Of or pertaining to the base of the sphenoid bone, especially to a centre of ossification there in the embryo n. The basisphenoid bone