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pterygomaxillare

Pronunciation: ter'i-go-mak-si-lar'e

Definition: The point at which the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone and the pterygoid process of the maxilla begin to form the pterygomaxillary fissure; the lowest point of the opening is used in cephalometrics.

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