[ sfˈɛni͡ən], [ sfˈɛniən], [ s_f_ˈɛ_n_iə_n]
Synonyms for Sphenion:
How to use "Sphenion" in context?
"The sphenion is a skeletal structure in the vertebrate body, specifically in the skull. It is a distinctive feature of mammals and some other vertebrates, notably some amphibians.
The sphenion is a quadrilateral bone that forms the front of the mammalian skull. It projects outwards and upwards from the skull-base, and is connected to the occipital bone at each corner by a ligament. The sphenion supports the upper jaw and the jugular cord.
The sphenion is fibrocartilaginous and is composed of several layers of different cells.
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