Definition of pterygoid tubercle in English:

pterygoid tubercle


  • 1A protuberance on the inner surface of the mandible, near the angle, to which the medial pterygoid muscle is attached.

  • 2A protuberance on the upper end of the posterior margin of the medial pterygoid plate.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in John S. Billings (1838–1913).