pterygopalatine fossa

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pterygopalatine fossa

[¦ter·ə·gō′pal·ə‚tēn ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
The gap between the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone and the maxilla and palatine bone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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