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maxillary surface of greater wing of sphenoid bone


Definition: the part of the anterior surface of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone that is perforated by the foramen rotundum and forms the posterior boundary of the pterygopalatine fossa.

Synonym(s): facies maxillaris alaris majoris ossis sphenoidalisTA

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