Often compared to the shape of a bat or butterfly, the sphenoid bone is part of the orbital and nasal cavities of the skull
and the skull
base. This unique bone has a central body
to which the following extensions are attached: the pterygoid and small and large wings. Thus, the central body
of the sphenoid bone has six faces: the upper face, lower face, front face, rear face, and two side faces.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:41 AM by christelle.b.