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sphenomandibular ligament

noun sphe·no·man·dib·u·lar ligament \ ˌsfē-nō-man-ˌdib-yə-lər- \

medical Definition of sphenomandibular ligament

:a flat thin band of fibrous tissue derived from Meckel's cartilage which extends downward from the sphenoid bone to the lingula of the mandibular foramen

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