pterygospinous process(redirected from Civinini process)
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a sharp projection from the posterior edge of the lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone.
Civinini,Filippo, Italian anatomist, 1805-1844.
Civinini canal - a canal in the petrotympanic or glaserian fissure near its posterior edge through which the chorda tympani nerve issues from the skull. Synonym(s): anterior canaliculus of chorda tympani
Civinini ligament - a membranous ligament extending from the spine of the sphenoid to the upper part of the posterior border of the lateral pterygoid lamina. Synonym(s): pterygospinous ligament
Civinini process - a sharp projection from the posterior edge of the lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone. Synonym(s): pterygospinous process