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Pterygoid tubercle


Description

This is a small rounded projection on the posterior base of the medial plate of the pterygoid process. It is situated just inferior to the posterior opening of the pterygoid canal.

Etymology

Pterygoid comes from the Greek pteryx meaning wing and eidos for shape. Tuber is Latin meaning a lump, combined with the diminutive ending -cle it denotes a small lump.

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