lateral pterygoid plate

(redirected from lateral plate of pterygoid process)

lat·er·al pter·y·goid plate

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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.
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This spine's relations with neighboring structures can vary, with the most constant relationship with the lateral plate of pterygoid process near the round fora- men.

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