pterygoid hamulus(redirected from hamular process of sphenoid bone)
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the inferior, hook-shaped extremity of the medial plate of the pterygoid process, which serves as a pulley (trochlea) for the tendon of the tensor veli palati muscle.
a hooklike projection at the inferior end of each medial plate of the pterygoid process.
A small bony projection, just medial to the pterygoid process, that serves as an attachment for the tensor veli palatini muscle.
See also: pterygoid
any hook-shaped process.
the hooklike process at the end of the cochlea of the internal ear.
the ventral extremity of the pterygoid bone around which the tendon of the tensor veli palatini is reflected.