pterygoid canal

noun

Medical Definition of pterygoid canal

: an anteroposterior canal in the base of each medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone that gives passage to the Vidian artery and the Vidian nerve

called also Vidian canal

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“Pterygoid canal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterygoid%20canal. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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