Pterygoid hamulus

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Bone: Pterygoid hamulus
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Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)
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Sagittal section of skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow, and pterygoid hamulus labeled at bottom center.)
Latin hamulus pterygoideus
Gray's subject #35 151
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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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