greater palatine artery

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great·er pal·a·tine ar·ter·y

anterior branch of descending palatine artery, supplying the gums and mucous membrane of the hard palate.
Synonym(s): arteria palatina major [TA]

greater palatine artery

a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies anterior regions of the medial wall and adjacent floor of the nasal cavity. It anastomoses with the septal branch of the sphenopalatine artery.

greater palatine artery

A branch of the maxillary artery; it runs in the roof of the mouth and supplies blood to the palate, the incisive canal, and the nasal septum.
See also: artery

great·er pal·a·tine ar·te·ry

(grātĕr pală-tīn ahrtĕr-ē) [TA]
Anterior branch of descending palatine artery, supplying gingiva and mucous membrane of hard palate.
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