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Medical Term:

pterygoid

Pronunciation: ter'i-goyd

Definition: Wing-shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomic parts relating to the sphenoid bone.

[G. pteryx (pteryg-), wing, + eidos, resemblance]

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