Definition of Pterygoid

1. a. Like a bird's wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone.



Definition of Pterygoid

1. Adjective. Resembling a wing ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pterygoid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterygoid

pterostigmata
pterostilbene
pterostilbenes
pteroyl
pteroyl glutamic acid
pteroylglutamic
pteroylglutamic acid
pteroylmonoglutamic acid
pteroyls
pterygia
pterygial
pterygiate
pterygiophore
pterygium
pterygiums
pterygoid (current term)
pterygoid muscle
pterygoid plexus
pterygoid process
pterygoids
pterygomaxillary
pterygopalatine
pterygopodia
pterygopodium
pterygoquadrate
pterygote
pteryla
pterylae
pterylas
pterylographies

Literary usage of Pterygoid

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"External pterygoid. Internal pterygoid. Dissection.—The Temporal muscle having been examined, saw through the baso of the coronoid process, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The pterygoid processes, one on either side, descend perpendicularly from the ... The plates are separated below by an angular cleft, the pterygoid fissure, ..."

3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"Each EXTERNAL pterygoid PROCESS is thin and 9.External. broad, and extends farther backwards. Each INTER- 10. inter- NAL pterygoid PROCESS is taller and ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The internal pterygoid also is bicipital at its origin, and its two heads embrace the origin of the lower head of the external pterygoid. ..."

5. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The pterygoid processes project downward from the junction of the body and the great wings. Each consists of two plates, one shorter and broader, ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Human Body .. by John Bell, Charles Bell (1802)
"Each EXTERNAL pterygoid PROCESS, ... Each INTERNAL pterygoid ... named the hook of the pterygoid ..."

7. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"That which belongs to the pterygoid process and palate. ... A small canal, formed by the internal ala of the pterygoid process, and the palate bone. ..."

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