incisive foramen


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incisive foramen

[in′sī·siv fə′rā·mən]
(anatomy)
One of the two to four openings of the incisive canal on the floor of the incisive fossa.
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Oral clefts result from partial or complete lack of fusion of the maxillary prominence with the median nasal prominence on one or both sides anterior to the incisive foramen and / or result from failure of the palatine shelves to fuse posterior to the incisive foramen.