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pterygoid

pterygoid in Medicine

pterygoid pter·y·goid (těr'ĭ-goid')
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone.

  2. Resembling a wing; winglike.

n.
Either of two processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.
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