meningea. Artery that supplies the pterygoid muscles, the tensor veli palatini, and the auditory tube; it emerges from the maxillary and middle meningeal arteries and passes through the foramen ovale to the trigeminal ganglion and the dura mater.
24 Masseteric artery. A. masseterica. Artery that supplies the masseter muscle passing laterally through the mandibular notch. B
25 Anterior deep temporal artery. A. temporalis profunda anterior. Artery passing upwards into the temporalis muscle. B
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