Sphenoid bone

Sphenoid bone

The sphenoid bone (from Greek sphenoeides, "wedgelike") is a bone situated at the base of the skull in front of the temporals and basilar part of the occipital bone.

The sphenoid bone somewhat resembles a butterfly or bat with its wings extended.


It is divided into the following parts:

Two sphenoidal conchae are situated at the anterior and posterior part of the body.

Named features

Various other named features of the sphenoid bone exist:

Additional images

See also

External links

  • - "Lateral view of skull."

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