palatine bone


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palatine bone

[′pal·ə‚tīn ′bōn]
(anatomy)
Either of a pair of irregularly L-shaped bones forming portions of the hard palate, orbits, and nasal cavities.
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14) Fusion of mediopalatines: The dorsal walls of the choanal fossa of the paired palatine bones (= mediopalatines) were fused or sutured together in the midline for part (usually) or all of their length, except in Pyrenestes and Hypargos and a few scattered specimens (no entire species) in other genera.
2) Taking care not to traumatize the neurovascular bundle, we placed a 2-mm Kerrison rongeur into the sphenopalatine foramen and removed the thick palatine bone that made up the anterior aspect of the foramen and the posteromedial aspect of the maxillary sinus.
2] A mucosal incision would expose the sphenopalatine neurovascular bundle at the upper end of the perpendicular plate of the palatine bone.