Infratemporal crest

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Bone: Infratemporal crest
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Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Infratemporal crest labeled at center left.)
Latin crista infratemporalis
Gray's subject #35 150
Dorlands
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c_62/12266685

The lateral surface of the great wing is convex, and divided by a transverse ridge, the infratemporal crest, into two portions.

The superior or temporal portion, convex from above downward, concave from before backward, forms a part of the temporal fossa, and gives attachment to the Temporalis; the inferior or infratemporal, smaller in size and concave, enters into the formation of the infratemporal fossa, and, together with the infratemporal crest, affords attachment to the Pterygoideus externus.

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