pterygoid process(redirected from Pterygoid processes of the sphenoid)
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Related to Pterygoid processes of the sphenoid: pterygoid bone, Pterygoid plate, Pterygoid fossa, Greater wing of the sphenoid bone
(Anatomy) anatomy either of two long bony plates extending downwards from each side of the sphenoid bone within the skull
[C18 pterygoid, from Greek pterugoeidēs, from pterux wing; see -oid]
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|Noun||1.||pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone|