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pterygoid

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adjective pter·y·goid \ˈter-ə-ˌgȯid\

Definition of pterygoid

  1. :  of, relating to, or lying in the region of the inferior part of the sphenoid bone of the vertebrate skull



Origin of pterygoid

New Latin pterygoides, from Greek pterygoeidēs, literally, shaped like a wing, from pteryg-, pteryx wing; akin to Greek pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: 1722


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pterygoid

noun pter·y·goid

Definition of pterygoid

  1. :  a pterygoid part (as a bone, muscle, or nerve)



1831

First Known Use of pterygoid

1831


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