lateral palatine processes


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lateral palatine processes

a medially directed outgrowth of the embryonic maxilla; when fused with its opposite number it forms the secondary palate.

lat·er·al pal·a·tine pro·ces·ses

(latĕr-ăl pală-tīn proses)
Medially directed outgrowth of embryonic maxilla; when fused with its opposite number forms the secondary palate.
Synonym(s): palatal shelves.
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