\sfˈɛnɔ͡ɪdə͡l kˈɔːnjuːə], \sfˈɛnɔɪdəl kˈɔːnjuːə], \s_f_ˈɛ_n_ɔɪ_d_əl k_ˈɔː_n_j_uː_ə]\
Definitions of SPHENOIDAL CORNUA
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Two small, thin, and curved bones, situate between the sphenoid and ethmoid, with which they are confounded in the adult. They have the shape of a hollow pyramid, with the base turned backwards; and are developed by a single point of ossification. They are articulated with the sphenoid, ethmoid, palate bone, and vomer.
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