pref. wedge; shaped like a wedge

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  • spheno — spheno·gram; spheno·lith; …   English syllables

  • Spheno- — Sphe no A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the sphenoid bone; as in sphenomaxillary, sphenopalatine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spheno- — element meaning wedge, from comb. form of Gk. sphen wedge, probably cognate with O.N. spann splinter, O.E. spon chip of wood (see SPOON (Cf. spoon)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spheno- — [sfē′nō, sfēnə] [< Gr sphēn: see SPHENE] combining form 1. shaped like a wedge [sphenogram] 2. of the sphenoid bone: Also, before a vowel, sphen …   English World dictionary

  • sphéno- — I. ⇒SPHÉN(O) 1, (SPHÉN , SPHÉNO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. « coin », entrant dans la constr. de qq. termes sc. où il indique une structure en coin, en angle. A. [Le 2e élém. est un subst.]: sphénothorax, subst. masc., entomol. Segment… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spheno- — a combining form meaning wedge, used in the formation of compound words: sphenography. Also, esp. before a vowel, sphen . [ < NL < Gk sphén wedge + o O ] * * * …   Universalium

  • spheno- — Wedge, wedge shaped; the sphenoid bone. [G. sphen, wedge] * * * prefix denoting the sphenoid bone. Examples: sphenomaxillary (relating to the sphenoid and maxillary bones); sphenopalatine (relating to the sphenoid bone and palate) …   Medical dictionary

  • spheno- — combining form denoting the sphenoid bone. sphenomaxillary relating to the sphenoid and maxillary bones sphenopalatine relating to the sphenoid bone and palate …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • spheno- — comb. form Anat. the sphenoid bone. Etymology: Gk f. sphen wedge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spheno-couronne augmentee — Sphéno couronne augmentée  Sphéno couronne augmentée Type J86 J87 …   Wikipédia en Français

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