nasopalatine duct


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nasopalatine duct

[¦nā·zō′pal·ə‚tēn ′dəkt]
(embryology)
A canal between the oral and nasal cavities of the embryo at the point of fusion of the maxillary and palatine processes.
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A nasopalatine duct cyst can arise at any age, but it is seen most often in patients between 30 and 60 years of age.