pterygoid hamulus

(redirected from hamular process of sphenoid bone)

pter·y·goid ham·u·lus

[TA]
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.

pterygoid hamulus

A small bony projection, just medial to the pterygoid process, that serves as an attachment for the tensor veli palatini muscle.
See also: pterygoid