palatovaginal canal -->
pharyngeal canal
medical dictionary

<anatomy> On the undersurface of the vaginal process of the sphenoid bone, a furrow that is converted into a canal by the sphenoidal process of the palatine bone; it transmits the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery and the pharyngeal nerve from the pterygopalatine ganglion.

Synonyms: canalis palatovaginalis, palatovaginal canal.

(05 Mar 2000)