Pterygoid hamulus


Pterygoid hamulus

Infobox Bone
Name = Pterygoid hamulus
Latin = hamulus pterygoideus
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Caption = Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)



Caption2 = Sagittal section of skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow, and pterygoid hamulus labeled at bottom center.)
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The medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid curves lateralward at its lower extremity into a hook-like process, the pterygoid hamulus, around which the tendon of the Tensor veli palatini glides.


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ee also

* hamulus

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* (NormanAnatomyFig|nasalwallbones) (#12)
* [http://www.dentistry.vcu.edu/departments/opath/labcasex/textfiles/descriptions/sitepics/siteatlas/site28.html Diagram at VCU.edu]


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