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orbital surface of greater wing of sphenoid bone


Definition: the roughly quadrilateral plate formed by the greater wing of the sphenoid bone that makes up most of the lateral wall of the orbit; limited by the superior and inferior orbital fissures.

Synonym(s): facies orbitalis alaris majoris ossis sphenoidalisTA

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