palatine foramina


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Related to palatine foramina: Greater palatine canal, greater palatine nerve, greater palatine foramen

palatine foramina

the openings in the palatine canal. The greater palatine foramina transmit the greater palatine nerve and vessels to the hard palate. The lesser palatine foramina distribute the lesser palatine nerve and vessels to the soft palate.

palatine (greater and lesser) foramina

In the posterior corners of the hard palate, the single large (anterior) and two small (posterior) openings at the lateral edge of the horizontal plate of each palatine bone. The greater and lesser palatine nerves and vessels pass through their respective foramina.
See also: foramen