pterygoid process of sphenoid bone

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pter·y·goid pro·cess of sphenoid bone

[TA]
a long process extending downward from the junction of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side; it is formed of two plates (lateral and medial), united anteriorly but separated below to form the pterygoid notch; the pterygoid fossa is formed by the divergence of these two plates posteriorly.
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pter·y·goid pro·cess of sphe·noid bone

(teri-goyd proses sfēnoyd bōn)
A long process extending downward from the junction of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side; it is formed of two plates (lateral and medial), united anteriorly but separated below to form the pterygoid notch; the pterygoid fossa is formed by the divergence of these two plates posteriorly.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pter·y·goid pro·cess of sphe·noid bone

(teri-goyd proses sfēnoyd bōn)
[TA] A long process extending downward from the junction of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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pterygoideus retractor (Pt Retr) (Figure 2) originates from caudally oriented fleshy fibers in the rostrodorsal portion of os pterygoideum, close theproc.
The anterior is originated in the lateral surface of the os pterygoideum and the posterior by the some aponeurosis origin for the Pr V Med.
De uma forma geral, o pterigoide (os pterygoideum, PT: Figura 1D) apresenta-se como uma lamina relativamente achatada e disposta obliquamente na orbita.