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Pterygospinous ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum pterygospinale, Ligament ptérygoépineux

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Group

Cranial ligaments

Description

A syndesmotic ligament that connects the pterygospinous process on the posterior margin of the lateral plate of the sphenoid bone to the spine of the sphenoid bone. This ligament is sometimes ossified.

Function

Vestigal function from the evolutionary past when the pterygoid bone was separate from the basisphenoid.

Latin

Ligamentum pterygospinale

French

Ligament ptérygoépineux

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