spheno-occipital synchondrosismedical dictionary

Cartilaginous union between the body of the sphenoid and the basilar portion of the occipital; it fuses by the twentieth year; incorrectly called spheno-occipital suture.

Synonyms: synchondrosis spheno-occipitalis, spheno-occipital joint, spheno-occipital suture.

(05 Mar 2000)