pterygoid
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin pterygoides, from Greek pterygoeidēs, literally, shaped like a wing, from pteryg-, pteryx wing; akin to Greek pteron wing — more at feather Date: 1722 of, relating to, or lying in the region of the inferior part of the sphenoid bone of the vertebrate skull II. noun Date: 1831 a pterygoid part (as a bone, muscle, or nerve)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pterygoid — Pter y*goid, a. [Gr. ?, ?, a wing + oid.] (Anat.) (a) Like a bird s wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pterygoid bones, pterygoid processes, or the whole sphenoid bone. n. A pterygoid bone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pterygoid — (from the Greek for winglike ) can refer to: * Pterygoid processes of the sphenoid bone ** The Lateral pterygoid plate by it * a muscle such as Lateral pterygoid muscle or Medial pterygoid muscle * a branch of the Mandibular nerve …   Wikipedia

  • pterygoid — [ter′i goid΄] adj. 〚< Gr pteryx, gen. pterygos (see PTERYGIUM) + OID〛 1. having the form of a wing; winglike 2. designating, of, or near either of two winglike processes in the skull that descend from the sphenoid bone n …   Universalium

  • pterygoid — [ter′i goid΄] adj. [< Gr pteryx, gen. pterygos (see PTERYGIUM) + OID] 1. having the form of a wing; winglike 2. designating, of, or near either of two winglike processes in the skull that descend from the sphenoid bone n. a pterygoid bone or… …   English World dictionary

  • Pterygoid —   [zu griechisch ptéryx, ptérygos »Feder«, »Flügel« und oeidēs »ähnlich«], Flügelbein, paariger Deckknochen des Munddachs der Wirbeltiere; nimmt ursprünglich nahezu die ganze Länge des Munddachs ein; bei höher entwickelten Wirbeltieren beschränkt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pterygoid — Wing shaped; resembling a wing; a term applied to various anatomical parts relating to the sphenoid bone. [G. pteryx (pteryg ), wing, + eidos, resemblance] * * * pter·y·goid ter ə .gȯid adj of, relating to, being, or lying in the region of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • pterygoid — /ˈtɛrəgɔɪd/ (say teruhgoyd) adjective 1. winglike. 2. Anatomy denoting or relating to the pterygoid process. –noun 3. Anatomy the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, etc., of the pterygoid process. {Greek pterygoeidēs winglike} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pterygoid — Schädelbasis einer Katze, Flügelbein blau koloriert Das Flügelbein (Os pterygoideum), auch als Pterygoid bezeichnet, ist ein schmaler dünner Knochen des Schädels der Wirbeltiere, welches sich innen dem Flügelfortsatz (Processus pterygoideus) des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pterygoid — a paired dermal bone between the autopalatine and the endopterygoid in the roof of the mouth (of the palatoquadrate). See also ectopterygoid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pterygoid — adj. [Gr. pteryx, wing; eidos, like] Wing like …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”