a.1.(Anat.) Situated upon or above the pterygoid bone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The ascending process has begun to ossify in the middle to form the epipterygoid bone.
The prootic presents the alar process, which is projecting towards the epipterygoids, but does not contact this bone.
Morphologies associated with myrmecophagy include a more robust skull, a larger and taller coronoid process with a larger posterior area, longer epipterygoid and mandible, greater number of teeth, and a taller and wider head that corresponds to greater bite force (Montanucci, 1989; Meyers et al., 2006).