sphenoid etymology

English word sphenoid comes from English -oid, English spheno- ((anatomy) sphenoid bone.)

Detailed word origin of sphenoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
spheno- English (eng) (anatomy) sphenoid bone.
sphenoid English (eng) (anatomy) The sphenoid bone.. (crystallography) A wedge-shaped crystal bounded by four equal isosceles triangles; the hemihedral form of a square pyramid. (anatomy) Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.. Wedge-shaped.

Words with the same origin as sphenoid

Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid steroid trapezoid
Descendants of spheno-
alisphenoid basisphenoid orbitosphenoid presphenoid sphenethmoid sphenofrontal sphenoidal sphenomandibular sphenoorbital sphenopalatine sphenophyte sphenotemporal