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pte·ry·goid mus·cle

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  1. pterygoid musclenoun

    muscle descending from the sphenoid bone to the lower jaw


  1. pterygoid muscle

    The pterygoid muscles are two muscles (lateral and medial), located in the jaw, which are involved in chewing by controlling the movements of the lower jaw. The lateral pterygoid muscle is primarily responsible for opening the jaw, while the medial pterygoid muscle works in conjunction with the masseter muscle to close the jaw.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pterygoid muscle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pterygoid muscle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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