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Meaning of PRESPHENOID

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pre*sphe"noid\, a. (Anat.)
    Situated in front of the sphenoid bone; of or pertaining to
    the anterior part of the sphenoid bone (i. e., the
    presphenoid bone).
    
    {Presphenoid bone} (Anat.), the anterior part of the body of
       the sphenoid bone in front of the basisphenoid. It is
       usually a separate bone in the young or fetus, but becomes
       a part of the sphenoid in the adult.
    
    
  2. \Pre*sphe"noid\, n. (Anat.)
    The presphenoid bone.
    
    
 

 

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