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porus crotaphyticobuccinatorius


Definition: an occasional foramen in the sphenoid bone through which the motor portion of the trigeminal nerve passes; it is formed by ossification of a ligament below and lateral to the foramen ovale.

Synonym(s): Hyrtl foramen

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