pterygoid hamulus(redirected from hamular process of sphenoid bone)
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.
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A small bony projection, just medial to the pterygoid process, that serves as an attachment for the tensor veli palatini muscle.
See also: pterygoid
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