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Medical Term:

vaginal process of sphenoid bone


a thin lamina of bone that extends medially under the body of the sphenoid bone from the medial lamina of the pterygoid process; it articulates with the vomer and the palatine bone.

Synonym(s): processus vaginalis ossis sphenoidalisTA, sheath process of sphenoid bone

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