palatovaginal canal

(redirected from canalis palatovaginalis)

pal·a·to·vag·i·nal ca·nal

[TA]
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.