Relating to the pterygoid process and the mandible.

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pter·y·go·man·dib·u·lar .ter-ə-(.)gō-man-'dib-yə-lər adj of, relating to, or linking the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone and the mandible

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pter·y·go·man·dib·u·lar (ter″ĭ-go-man-dibґu-lər) pertaining to the pterygoid process and the mandible.

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