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pterygoid nerve

n :  either of two branches of the mandibular nerve:  a  :  one that is distributed to the lateral pterygoid muscle - called also lateral pterygoid nerve   b  :  one that is distributed to the medial pterygoid muscle, tensor tympani, and tensor veli palatini - called also medial pterygoid nerve  .

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