Pterygoid hamulus

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Pterygoid hamulus
Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)
Sagittal section of skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow, and pterygoid hamulus labeled at bottom center.)
Latin hamulus pterygoideus
TA A02.1.05.051
FMA 54722
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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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 151 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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