pterygoid


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Related to pterygoid: pterygoid bone, pterygoid muscle, pterygoid canal, Pterygoid fossa

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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Attachment of the lateral pterygoid muscle to the prostheses did not improve excursive movements, and thus we no longer include the muscle reattaching procedure.
It is defined superiorly by the temporal bone, posteriorly by the vertebrae and prevertebral muscles including their fasciae, and laterally by the mandible, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and the medial pterygoid muscle.
The function of a think medial pterygoid muscle at the back of the mouth eludes Rak.
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A partial mandibulotomy (unilateral sagittal split) was performed to expose the pterygoid plate, which was resected, and the surrounding musculature, which was debrided (Figure 6).
Moreover, the medial "pinching" of the internal pterygoid plate of the skull, which constricts the posterior end of the nasal passage into upper and lower vents (Moore 1890; Hay 1912; Stirton 1965), was thought by Stirton (1965) to offer a greater air reserve for the extended underwater activity that is so common in Castor.
The foramen posterius canalis carotici interni is situated at the posterior margin of the pterygoid and the canal is formed almost entirely by the pterygoid (Fig.
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