pterygopalatine canal


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Related to pterygopalatine canal: canalis palatinus major

great·er pal·a·tine ca·nal

[TA]
the canalis formed between the maxilla and palatine bones; it transmits the descending palatine artery and the greater palatine nerve from the pterygopalatine fossa to the oral mucosa of the hard palate.

great·er pal·a·tine ca·nal

(grā'tĕr pal'ă-tīn kă-nal') [TA]
The canal formed between the maxilla and palatine bones; it transmits the descending palatine artery and the greater palatine nerve.
Synonym(s): pterygopalatine canal.

pterygopalatine canal

Canalis palatinus major, a canal between the maxillary and palatine bones that transmits the descending palatine nerves and artery.
See also: canal