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).
Osteogenic blastemata for the palatal processes of the maxillary and palatine bones differentiate in the mesenchyme of the hard palate while several myogenic blastemata develop in the soft palate.
Analysis of dissected bones indicated that the palatal processes of maxillary and palatine bones developed normally in [Aldbla3.sup.-/-] mutants (see Supplemental Material, Figure 1).