palatal process

palatal process

n.
Any of the medially directed shelves from the oral surface of the embryonic maxillae that develop into the palate after midline fusion.
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The hard palate is an essential region of the skull formed by the two palatal process of maxilla and two horizontal plates of the palatine bones which are linked by a crucial suture formed by the junction of the four described bones (Williams, 1995; Sicher & DuBrul, 1977).