lateral pterygoid plate

(redirected from lateral plate of pterygoid process)

lat·er·al pter·y·goid plate

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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