sphenomandibular ligament


sphe·​no·​man·​dib·​u·​lar ligament ˌsfē-nō-man-ˌdib-yə-lər- How to pronounce sphenomandibular ligament (audio)
: 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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“Sphenomandibular ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sphenomandibular%20ligament. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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