- The 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.
PortionsIt is divided into the following parts:
Two sphenoidal conchae are situated at the anterior and posterior part of the body.
Named featuresVarious other named features of the sphenoid bone exist:
Image:Illu facial bones.jpg|Facial bones.
- - "Lateral view of skull."
sphenoid in Arabic: عظم وتدي
sphenoid in Catalan: Esfenoide
sphenoid in Danish: Kileben
sphenoid in German: Keilbein
sphenoid in Spanish: Hueso esfenoides
sphenoid in French: Os sphénoïde
sphenoid in Galician: Esfenoide
sphenoid in Italian: Osso sfenoide
sphenoid in Latin: Os sphenoidale
sphenoid in Latvian: Spārnkauls
sphenoid in Lithuanian: Pleištakaulis
sphenoid in Hungarian: Ékcsont
sphenoid in Dutch: Wiggenbeen
sphenoid in Japanese: 蝶形骨
sphenoid in Norwegian: Kilebeinet
sphenoid in Polish: Kość klinowa
sphenoid in Portuguese: Osso esfenóide
sphenoid in Slovak: Klinová kosť
sphenoid in Slovenian: Zagozdnica
sphenoid in Finnish: Kitaluu
sphenoid in Thai: กระดูกสฟีนอยด์
sphenoid in Ukrainian: Клиноподібна кістка
sphenoid in Chinese: 蝶骨