pterygoid plexus

noun

Medical Definition of pterygoid plexus

: a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and emptying chiefly into the facial vein by way of the deep facial vein and into the maxillary vein

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“Pterygoid plexus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterygoid%20plexus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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