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<a href="/content/Sphenoid_bone" style="color:blue">Sphenoid bone</a>. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)
Sphenoid bone. Anterior and inferior surfaces. (Hamulus labeled at bottom left.)

The pterygoid hamulus is a hook-like process at the lower extremity of the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone. Around this the tendon of the tensor veli palatini glides. It is the superior origin of the pterygomandibular raphe.

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