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.)
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Identifiers
Latinhamulus pterygoideus
TAA02.1.05.051
FMA54722
Anatomical terms of bone

The pterygoid hamulus is a hook-like process at the lower extremity of the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone. Around this the tendon of the tensor veli palatini glides. It is the superior origin of the pterygomandibular raphe.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 151 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Anatomy figure: 22:4b-05 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • "Anatomy diagram: 05287.011-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.