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Lateral pterygoid plate

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Lateral pterygoid plate

The larger and more lateral of the two bony plates extending downward from the point of union of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side; forms medial wall of intfratemporal fossa and gives origin to pterygoi muscles.

Synonym: lamina lateralis processus pterygoidei, lateral plate of pterygoid process.