pterygoid

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pterygoid (comparative more pterygoid, superlative most pterygoid)

  1. Resembling a wing
  2. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone

Noun[edit]

pterygoid (plural pterygoids)

  1. (anatomy) A bone which corresponds to the inner plate of the pterygoid process of the human skull, but which, in all vertebrates below mammals, is not connected with the posterior nares, but serves to connect the palatine bones with the point of suspension of the lower jaw.