|Bone: Pterygoid fossa|
|Sphenoid bone. Upper and posterior surfaces. (Pterygoid fossa labeled at left.)|
|Latin||f. pterygoidea ossis sphenoidalis|
|Gray's||subject #35 151|
The lateral and medial pteryoid plates (of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone) diverge behind and enclose between them a V-shaped fossa, the pterygoid fossa. This fossa faces posteriorly, and contains the medial pterygoid muscle and the tensor veli palatini muscle.
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