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pterygoid

 [ter´ĭ-goid]
shaped like a wing.

pter·y·goid

(ter'i-goyd),
Wing-shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomic parts relating to the sphenoid bone.
[G. pteryx (pteryg-), wing, + eidos, resemblance]

pterygoid

/pter·y·goid/ (ter´ĭ-goid) shaped like a wing.

pterygoid

(tĕr′ĭ-goid′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone: a pterygoid muscle.
2. Resembling a wing; winglike.
n.
Either of two processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.

pterygoid

[ter′igoid]
Etymology: Gk, pteryx, wing, eidos, form
pertaining to a winglike structure.

pterygoid

(1) adjective Wing-shaped.  
(2) Lateral or medial pterygoid muscle.
(3) Lateral or medial pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone.
(4) A nerve that arises in the trunk of the mandibular nerve and gives rise to the nerve to the tensor tympani and to the tensor veli palatini.

pter·y·goid

(ter'i-goyd)
Wing-shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomic parts relating to the sphenoid bone.
[G. pteryx (pteryg-), wing, + eidos, resemblance]

pterygoid

1. Wing-shaped.
2. Pertaining to two processes attached like wings to the body of the SPHENOID bone in the skull.

pterygoid

shaped like a wing.

pterygoid bone
see pterygoid bone. See also Table 10.
pterygoid process
see pterygoid process.
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5 Of particular importance are the pterygoids especially the lateral pterygoid that is involved in almost all movements of the TMJ in one way or another and has been the subject of much debate over the years.
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MRI Check: Evidence of large lobulated diffuse soft tissue mass is present in the right pterygoid space.
The intervention group was treated with a onetime single intervention of localized, intraoral, vibration therapy to three muscles bilaterally: the medial and lateral pterygoid, and the masseter.
In the riverine species (n = 39), 18% were observed with the posterior edge of the vomer aligned with the pterygoids, while in another 18% the posterior edge of the vomer extended beyond the pterygoides.
Many studies have indicated that JNA originates in the pterygopalatine fossa at the aperture of the pterygoid canal.
The pterygoids are well ossified and the anterior ramus extends halfway up the orbit in all taxa.
The patient was managed by extirpation of the ossified left lateral and medial pterygoid muscles with interpositioning of split thickness temporalis muscle and fascia flap and post-operative mouth opening exercises.
The medial border of the emargination is attached to the dorsal expansion of the quadrate, which is contacted by a large posterodorsal expansion of the pterygoid (Fig.
Soft tissue palpation revealed tight and tender sternocleidomastoid (SCM), upper trapezius, levator scapula, superior and inferior oblique, rectus capitis minor, lateral pterygoids and masseter muscles bilaterally.
Hamular processes of the pterygoids long and delicate, flaring over foramen lacerum and passing the anterior plane of the bullae.
Injections into the pterygoids must be made with EMG guidance.