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.
However in cases of lateral blows it is the ZMC that receives force thus fracturing the zygoma along with palatine bone.
The flap was elevated from the underlying palatine bone and pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone.