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medial pterygoid plate


Definition: the smaller and more medial of the two bony plates extending downward from the point of union of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side, ending inferiorly in the pterygoid hamulus.

Synonym(s): lamina medialis processus pterygoideus osseiTA, medial plate of pterygoid process

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