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Medical Term:

pterygoid fovea


Definition: a depression on the anteromedial side of the neck of the condylar process of the mandible, giving attachment to the lateral pterygoid muscle.

Synonym(s): fovea pterygoideaTA, pterygoid depression, pterygoid pit

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