greater palatine artery


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great·er pal·a·tine ar·ter·y

[TA]
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; 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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