pterygomandibular raphe

noun

: a fibrous seam that descends from the pterygoid hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate to the mylohyoid line of the mandible and that separates and gives rise to the superior constrictor of the pharynx and the buccinator

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“Pterygomandibular raphe.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pterygomandibular%20raphe. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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