palatine bone


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Related to palatine bone: lacrimal bone, Vomer bone

pal·a·tine bone

[TA]
an irregularly shaped bone posterior to the maxilla, which enters into the formation of the nasal cavity, the orbit, and the hard palate; it articulates with the maxilla, inferior nasal concha, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones, the vomer and its fellow of the opposite side.
Synonym(s): os palatinum [TA]

palatine bone

n.
An irregularly shaped bone posterior to the maxilla, which forms part of the nasal cavity, the eye socket, and the hard palate.

palatine bone

one of a pair of bones of the skull forming the posterior part of the hard palate, part of the nasal cavity, and the floor of the orbit of the eye. It resembles the letter L and consists of horizontal and vertical parts and three processes.
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Palatine bone

pal·a·tine bone

(pal'ă-tīn bōn) [TA]
An irregularly shaped bone posterior to the maxilla, which enters into the formation of the nasal cavity, the orbit, and the hard palate; it articulates with the maxilla, inferior nasal concha, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones, the vomer and its fellow of the opposite side.

pal·a·tine bone

(pal'ă-tīn bōn) [TA]
Irregularly shaped bone posterior to maxilla, which enters into formation of nasal cavity, orbit, and hard palate; articulates with maxilla, inferior nasal concha, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones, vomer and its fellow of the opposite side.