infratemporal fossa

noun

Medical Definition of infratemporal fossa

: a fossa that is bounded above by the plane of the zygomatic arch, laterally by the ramus of the mandible, and medially by the pterygoid plate, and that contains the masseter and pterygoid muscles and the mandibular nerve

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“Infratemporal fossa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/infratemporal%20fossa. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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