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Term:sphenoidal sinus
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Accession:UBERON:0001724 term browser browse the term
Definition:One of the paired paranasal sinuses, located in the body of the sphenoid bone and communicating with the highest meatus of the nasal cavity on the same side[MESH]. The sphenoidal sinuses (or sphenoid) contained within the body of the sphenoid vary in size and shape; owing to the lateral displacement of the intervening septum they are rarely symmetrical. The following are their average measurements: vertical height, 2.2 cm. ; transverse breadth, 2 cm. ; antero-posterior depth, 2.2 cm. [WP,unvetted].
Synonyms:exact_synonym: sphenoid sinus
 related_synonym: sinus sphenoidalis
 xref: FMA:54683;   GAID:359;   MA:0001795;   MESH:D013101;   NCIT:C12278;   OpenCyc:Mx4rwEIoz5wpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA;   SCTID:181207000;   UMLS:C0037885;   Wikipedia:Sphenoidal_sinus

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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      immaterial anatomical entity 0
        anatomical space 0
          anatomical cavity 0
            paranasal sinus 0
              sphenoidal sinus 0
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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              embryo 0
                embryonic structure 0
                  embryonic tissue 0
                    germ layer / neural crest 0
                      germ layer 0
                        ectoderm 0
                          ectoderm-derived structure 0
                            neurectoderm 0
                              presumptive neural plate 0
                                neural plate 0
                                  neural groove 0
                                    neural fold 0
                                      neural crest 0
                                        neural crest-derived structure 0
                                          facial skeleton 0
                                            sphenoid endochondral element 0
                                              sphenoid bone pre-cartilage condensation 0
                                                sphenoid cartilage element 0
                                                  sphenoid bone 0
                                                    body of sphenoid 0
                                                      sphenoidal sinus 0
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