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Medical Term:

pterygomandibular raphe


a tendinous thickening of the buccopharyngeal fascia, separating and giving origin to the buccinator muscle anteriorly and the superior constrictor of the pharynx posteriorly.

Synonym(s): raphe pterygomandibularisTA, pterygomandibular ligament

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