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Cranial Bones. Only the end of the wing of the sphenoid bone is visible
Sphenoid bone, upper surface.
|Anatomical terms of bone|
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- 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.
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