pharyngeal canal


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Related to pharyngeal canal: palatine canal, sphenopalatine foramen, pterygopalatine canal, Pterygomaxillary fissure, pterygoid canal, Pharyngeal nerve, lesser palatine foramen, vidian canal

pal·a·to·vag·i·nal ca·nal

[TA]
on the undersurface of the vaginal process of the sphenoid bone, a furrow that is converted into a canal by the sphenoidal process of the palatine bone; it transmits the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery and the pharyngeal nerve from the pterygopalatine ganglion.

pharyngeal canal

A canal between the sphenoid and palatine bones that transmits branches of the sphenopalatine vessels.
See also: canal