lateral pterygoid plate(redirected from lateral plate of pterygoid process)
lat·er·al pter·y·goid plate[TA]
the larger and more lateral of the two bony plates extending downward from the point of union of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side; forms medial wall of infratemporal fossa and gives origin to the pterygoid muscles.
Synonym(s): lamina lateralis processus pterygoidei ossis sphenoidalis [TA], lateral plate of pterygoid process
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