Scaphoid fossa

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Scaphoid fossa
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Sphenoid bone. Upper and posterior surfaces. (Scaphoid fossa is labeled at left.)
Latin Fossa scaphoidea ossis sphenoidalis
Gray's p.151
Anatomical terms of bone

In the pterygoid processes of the sphenoid, above the pterygoid fossa is a small, oval, shallow depression, the scaphoid fossa, which gives origin to the Tensor veli palatini.

It is not the same as and has to be distinguished from the scaphoid fossa of the external ear or pinna.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.