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Definition: 'Lower Head Of Lateral Pterygoid (muscle)'

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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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