Jump to navigation Jump to search
|Anatomical terms of bone|
Notes[change | change source]
- According to most dictionaries, the word sphenoid (// derives from Greek sphenoeides, "wedgelike". Thieme Atlas of Anatomy disagrees and says that the sphenoid bone was originally called os sphecoidale, meaning "bone resembling a wasp", and that the word was later written 'sphenoidale' by a transcription error. An anterior view of the bone resembles more the body of a wasp or a bat with wings than a wedge.
References[change | change source]