Dictionary   FastHealth  Email This!

 


pterygoid fossa

n :  a V-shaped depression on the posterior part of each pterygoid process that is formed by the divergence posteriorly of its medial and lateral pterygoid plates and that contains the medial pterygoid muscle and the tensor veli palatini .
 
 

 
Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.  © 1997-2004.







               



               



Eastland Memorial Hospital (Eastland, Texas - Eastland County)