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pterygoid fossa

 

Definition: the fossa formed by the divergence posteriorly of the plates of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone; it lodges the origin of medial pterygoid and the tensor palati muscles.

Synonym(s): fossa pterygoideaTA

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