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groove of pterygoid hamulus

 

Definition: a groove or notch at the base of the pterygoid hamulus that forms a pulley for the tendon of the tensor veli palatini muscle.

Synonym(s): sulcus hamuli pterygoideiTA, hamular notch, pterygomaxillary notch, sulcus of pterygoid hamulus

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