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sphenooccipital synchondrosis


Definition: cartilaginous union between the body of the sphenoid and the basilar portion of the occipital; it fuses by the twentieth year and thus has particular importance in forensic anthropology; incorrectly called sphenooccipital suture.

Synonym(s): synchondrosis spheno-occipitalisTA, sphenooccipital joint, sphenooccipital suture

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