Pterygoid hamulus

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Pterygoid hamulus
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Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)
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Sagittal section of skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow, and pterygoid hamulus labeled at bottom center.)
Details
Latin hamulus pterygoideus
Identifiers
Gray's p.151
Dorlands
/Elsevier
h_02/12407644
TA A02.1.05.051
FMA 54722
Anatomical terms of bone

The medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid curves laterally at its lower extremity into a hook-like process, the pterygoid hamulus, around which the tendon of the Tensor veli palatini glides. It is the superior origin of the pterygomandibular raphe.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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