pterygoid pter·y·goid (těr'ĭ-goid')
Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone.
Resembling a wing; winglike.
The maxillae is connected by means of the transpalatine with the pterygoid, which in its turn is united to the quadrate.
The posterior division of the pterygoid is small in Captorhinus.
The palatine extends posteriorly to the trans-palatine process of the maxilla, where the palatine articulates with the pterygoid.
The nasal lacks a maxillary process, and the medial ramus of the pterygoid lacks a bony connection to the protic.
Neither is there anatomical evidence for an adductor arising from the quadrate wing of the pterygoid.
These effusions occur most frequently about the knees, the elbows, and the pterygoid muscles of the jaw.
The anterior pterygoid arose from the lateral edge and the dorsal surface of the pterygoid flange.
Ossification follows in the mid-parts of the anterolateral arms and occurs last in the pterygoid pedicles.
Laterally each is united with the pterygoid and opisthotic of its side.
The oblique division into vomer in front and pterygoid bone behind is shown by Goldfuss in his original figure of Scaphognathus.