- Of, relating to, or located in the region of the sphenoid bone.
- Resembling a wing; winglike.
- Either of two processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.
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Examples from the Web for pterygoid
The external border of the pterygoid sinus is nearly straight.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
Laterally each is united with the pterygoid and opisthotic of its side.
In the skull the quadrate is immovably fixed and united to the pterygoid.
The posterior division of the pterygoid is small in Captorhinus.
The nasal lacks a maxillary process, and the medial ramus of the pterygoid lacks a bony connection to the protic.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group
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