hamulus

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Related to Pterygoid hamulus: Scaphoid fossa, Pterygomandibular raphe, Tensor veli palatini

ham·u·lus

 (hăm′yə-ləs)
n. pl. ham·u·li (-lī′)
A small hooklike projection or process, as at the end of a bone.

[Latin hāmulus, diminutive of hāmus, hook.]

hamulus

(ˈhæmjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Biology) biology a hook or hooklike process at the end of some bones or between the fore and hind wings of a bee or similar insect
[C18: from Latin: a little hook, from hāmus hook]
ˈhamular, ˈhamuˌlate, ˈhamuˌlose, ˈhamulous adj

ham•u•lus

(ˈhæm yə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a small hooklike process, esp. at the end of a bone.
[1720–30; < Latin, =hām(us) hook + -ulus -ule]
ham′u•lar, ham′u•late`, ham′u•lose`, ham′u•lous, adj.
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Anatomical structures include a prominent pterygoid hamulus, large maxillary tuberosity, displaced third molar tooth or an elongated styloid process due to calcification of the stylohyoid ligament (Eagle's syndrome) (3).
Deep suspension sutures were then placed at the angles of the palate overlying the pterygoid hamulus.