spine of sphenoid bone
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The sphenoidal spine (Latin: "''spina angularis''") is a downwardly directed process at the apex of the
great wings The greater wing of the sphenoid bone, or alisphenoid, is a bony process of the sphenoid bone The sphenoid bone is an unpaired bone A bone is a rigid organ Organ may refer to: Biology * Organ (biology), a part of an organism Musical ...
of the
sphenoid bone The sphenoid bone is an unpaired bone A bone is a rigid organ Organ may refer to: Biology * Organ (biology), a part of an organism Musical instruments * Organ (music), a family of keyboard musical instruments characterized by sustained ...
that serves as the origin of the
sphenomandibular ligament The sphenomandibular ligament (internal lateral ligament) is one of the three ligaments of the temporomandibular joint In anatomy, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints connecting the jawbone to the skull. It is a bilateral Sy ...
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File:Spine of sphenoid bone.png,
Base of skull The base of skull, also known as the cranial base or the cranial floor, is the most Anatomical terms of location#Superior and inferior, inferior area of the human skull, skull. It is composed of the endocranium and the lower parts of the Calvaria ...
. Inferior surface. Spine of sphenoid bone marked with black circle


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* - "Schematic view of key landmarks of the infratemporal fossa." * Bones of the head and neck {{musculoskeletal-stub