pterygoid


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pterygoid

 [ter´ĭ-goid]
shaped like a wing.

pter·y·goid

(ter'i-goyd),
Wing-shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomic parts relating to the sphenoid bone.
[G. pteryx (pteryg-), wing, + eidos, resemblance]

pterygoid

/pter·y·goid/ (ter´ĭ-goid) shaped like a wing.

pterygoid

(tĕr′ĭ-goid′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone: a pterygoid muscle.
2. Resembling a wing; winglike.
n.
Either of two processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.

pterygoid

[ter′igoid]
Etymology: Gk, pteryx, wing, eidos, form
pertaining to a winglike structure.

pterygoid

(1) adjective Wing-shaped.  
(2) Lateral or medial pterygoid muscle.
(3) Lateral or medial pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone.
(4) A nerve that arises in the trunk of the mandibular nerve and gives rise to the nerve to the tensor tympani and to the tensor veli palatini.

pter·y·goid

(ter'i-goyd)
Wing-shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomic parts relating to the sphenoid bone.
[G. pteryx (pteryg-), wing, + eidos, resemblance]

pterygoid

1. Wing-shaped.
2. Pertaining to two processes attached like wings to the body of the SPHENOID bone in the skull.

pterygoid

shaped like a wing.

pterygoid bone
see pterygoid bone. See also Table 10.
pterygoid process
see pterygoid process.
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Laterally lay the lateral pterygoid muscles together with the sheath of the parotid gland, while medially the buccopharyngeal fascia overlies the pharyngeal constrictors.
Axial and coronal computed tomography (CT) images of the maxillofacial bones (Figures 2 and 3) demonstrate extensive cortical destruction, osteosclerosis, cortical thickening, and fragmentation of the right maxilla, which extends into the frontal process of the zygomatic bone and pterygoid plates.
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