• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Palatopterygoid (Anat) Pertaining to the palatine and pterygoid region of the skull; as, the palatopterygoid cartilage, or rod, from which the palatine and pterygoid bones are developed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palatopterygoid Of or pertaining to the palate-bone and the pterygoid bone; pterygopalatine; palatoquadrate: as, the palatopterygoid suture or articulation.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Palato-, + pterygoid,


In literature:

The palatopterygoid bar ( is represented by a faint vestige which disappears before the stage figured.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various