Lower head of lateral pterygoid (muscle)

Type:Term

Definitions
1. head of origin from the lateral surface of the lateral pterygoid plate; this part of the muscle attaches to the pterygoid fovea of the condylar process of the mandible; its action protrudes the mandible.

Synonyms
caput inferius musculi pterygoidei lateralis , inferior head of lateral pterygoid (muscle)

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