Sphenoidal spine

sphenoidal spine

A posterior and downward projection from the greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side, located posterolateral to the foramen spinosum, so-named for its proximity to the sphenoidal spine; gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament.

Synonym: processus spinosus, spina ossis sphenoidalis, alar spine, angular spine, spina angularis, spinous process.

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