The pterygoid hamulus is a hook-like process at the lower extremity of the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone. Around it glides the tendon of the tensor veli palatini. As well, it is the superior origin of the pterygomandibular raphe.
Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)
Sagittal section of skull. (Sphenoid is in yellow, and pterygoid hamulus labeled at bottom center.)
|Anatomical terms of bone|
- Anatomy figure: 22:4b-05 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- "Anatomy diagram: 05287.011-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2013-04-22.
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