pterygoid

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pterygoid

 [ter´ĭ-goid]
shaped like a wing.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pterygoid

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