pterygoid fossa

noun

Medical Definition of pterygoid fossa

: a V-shaped depression on the posterior part of each pterygoid process that is formed by the divergence posteriorly of its medial and lateral pterygoid plates and that contains the medial pterygoid muscle and the tensor veli palatini

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“Pterygoid fossa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterygoid%20fossa. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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