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pterygoid

adjective pter·y·goid \ ˈter-ə-ˌgȯid \

Definition of pterygoid

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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pterygoid

noun

Definition of pterygoid

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

First Known Use of pterygoid

1822


Medical Dictionary

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pterygoid

adjective pter·y·goid \ ˈter-ə-ˌgȯid \

medical Definition of pterygoid

: of, relating to, being, or lying in the region of the inferior part of the sphenoid bone

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pterygoid

noun

medical Definition of pterygoid

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

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