Relating to the pterygoid process and the palatine bone.

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pter·y·go·pal·a·tine (ter″ĭ-go-palґə-tīn) pertaining to a pterygoid process and to the palate bone; in anatomy it is sometimes interchangeable with the term sphenopalatine.

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  • Pterygopalatine — is used to refer to structures of the pterygoid processes of the sphenoid and the palatine bone. Specifically, it can refer to: * Pterygopalatine fossa * Pterygopalatine canal * Pterygopalatine ganglion (also known as the Sphenopalatine ganglion) …   Wikipedia

  • Pterygopalatine — Pter y*go*pal a*tine, a. [Pterygoid + palatine.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pterygoid processes and the palatine bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pterygopalatine — adjective Of or pertaining to the indented area medial to the pterygomaxillary fissure leading into the sphenopalatine foramen …   Wiktionary

  • pterygopalatine — pter·y·go·palatine …   English syllables

  • pterygopalatine ganglion — n an autonomic ganglion of the maxillary nerve that is situated in the pterygopalatine fossa and that receives preganglionic parasympathetic fibers from the facial nerve and sends postganglionic fibers to the nasal mucosa, palate, pharynx, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pterygopalatine canal — can refer to: * Greater palatine canal * Palatovaginal canal …   Wikipedia

  • Pterygopalatine ganglion — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = g. pterygopalatinum GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 891 Caption = Alveolar branches of superior maxillary nerve and pterygopalatine ganglion. (Sphenopalatine ganglion labeled at center top.) Caption2 = The… …   Wikipedia

  • Pterygopalatine nerves — Infobox Nerve Name = Pterygopalatine nerves Latin = nervi pterygopalatini, nervi sphenopalatini GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 890 Caption = Alveolar branches of superior maxillary nerve and pterygopalatine ganglion. (Pterygopalatine nerves visible …   Wikipedia

  • Pterygopalatine fossa — Infobox Bone Name = Pterygopalatine fossa Latin = fossa pterygopalatina GraySubject = 41 GrayPage = 166 Caption = Left maxillary sinus opened from the exterior. Caption2 = Old human skull with entrance to pterygopalatine fossa marked in purple… …   Wikipedia

  • pterygopalatine fossa — pter·y·go·pal·a·tine fossa .ter ə gō pal ə .tīn n a small triangular space beneath the apex of the orbit that is bounded above by the sphenoid bone and the orbital process of the palatine bone, in front by the maxilla, medially by the palatine… …   Medical dictionary

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