pterygoid hamulus

noun

Medical Definition of pterygoid hamulus

: a hook-shaped process forming the inferior extremity of each medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone and providing a support around which the tendon of the tensor veli palatini moves

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“Pterygoid hamulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterygoid%20hamulus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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