medial pterygoid plate


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me·di·al pter·y·goid plate

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the smaller and more medial 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, ending inferiorly in the pterygoid hamulus.

medial pterygoid plate

The smaller and medial of two bony plates that extend inferiorly from the union of the body and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side of the skull, and which ends inferiorly in the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.
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The spinopterygoidal line extends through the medial margin of foramen ovale to the posterior margin of the medial pterygoid plate (Figure 3).
The tensor veli palatini muscle from a relatively broad origin converges on a medial tendon, which passes around the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate.
Passing vertically downward, the lateral and medial pterygoid plates diverge inferiorly and between them is formed an ovoid fossa, the pterygoid or scaphoid fossa.

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