pterygoid hamulus


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pter·y·goid ham·u·lus

[TA]
the inferior, hook-shaped extremity of the medial plate of the pterygoid process, which serves as a pulley (trochlea) for the tendon of the tensor veli palati muscle.

pterygoid hamulus

A small bony projection, just medial to the pterygoid process, that serves as an attachment for the tensor veli palatini muscle.
See also: pterygoid
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Caption: Figure 4: Cone beam computed tomography axial view showing an elongated pterygoid hamulus.