sphenoidal spine

(redirected from angular spine)

spine of sphenoid bone

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a posterior and downward projection from the greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side, located posterolateral to the foramen spinosum, so named for its proximity to this spine; gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament.

sphe·noi·dal spine

(sfē-noy'dăl spīn)
A posterior and downward projection from the greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side, located posterolateral to the foramen spinosum, which is so named for its proximity to the sphenoidal spine; gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament.
Synonym(s): alar spine, angular spine, spinous process (2) .
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