SPHENOIDAL ORBITARY FISSURE
\sfˈɛnɔ͡ɪdə͡l ˈɔːbɪtəɹi fˈɪʃə], \sfˈɛnɔɪdəl ˈɔːbɪtəɹi fˈɪʃə], \s_f_ˈɛ_n_ɔɪ_d_əl ˈɔː_b_ɪ_t_ə_ɹ_i f_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə]\
Definitions of SPHENOIDAL ORBITARY FISSURE
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is a large fissure, situate between the great and little ala of the sphenoid. It is seen at the upper and back part of the orbit between which and the cranium it is a means of communication, and transmits the third, fourth, and sixth pair of nerves, and the first branch of the fifth pair, to the eye and its appendages.
By Robley Dunglison
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