pterygoid

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pter·y·goid

adjective \ˈter-ə-ˌgid\

Definition of PTERYGOID

:  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

2pterygoid

noun

Definition of PTERYGOID

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

First Known Use of PTERYGOID

1831

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pterygoid artery
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Pterygogenea
All Words Near: pterygoid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pterygoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).